Peter King of SI.com gets the feeling that the Jacksonville Jaguars are willing to let running back Maurice Jones-Drew sit for the remaining two years of his current contract. They look like they’re ready to let Rashad Jennings to carry the load this season.
“Listening to the coaches and locals talk about backup back Rashad Jennings, a fourth-year man from Liberty, you’d think he was the starter and Jones-Drew the backup,” wrote King. “Jones-Drew’s getting older, and he doesn’t hit the holes like he used to, etc. Well, the man did win the rushing title by two-and-a-half football fields last year. And he is only 27. But the Jaguars give off the strong impression that if Jones-Drew won’t play for at least one of the last two years on his contract (he has salaries of $4.5 million and $4.95 million left), they’re going to let him sit and let Jennings carry the majority of the rushing load.”
I really can’t imagine Jones-Drew’s hold out lasting into the regular season.