NFL.com’s Jason La Confara reiterated Sunday that the Jacksonville Jaguars are still open to trading RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jones-Drew is an aging, overused back who has noticeably lost some burst this season. Coming off of arguably his best game of the season, he still probably won’t draw much interest on the market. MoJo is in a contract year and isn’t doing much to earn himself a contract in the offseason.
For the Jaguars, it makes sense to try to trade him. Jones-Drew won’t be back in Jacksonville next season either way, so why not get something in return for him? They’re clearly the worst team in the league, and are a virtual lock to land the No. 1 overall pick in next April’s draft. Their only real competition is the floundering Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With a cold market and laundry list of potential trade candidates with a lot more tread left on the tires, it won’t be easy for Jacksonville to make a deal ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.