Maurice Jones-Drew Will Retire as a Jaguar


Maurice Jones-Drew’s retirement from the NFL was a bit of a surprise. The running back hadn’t had a good season since winning the rushing title in 2011, but he still had the ability to be something.

After taking his talents to the Oakland Raiders for one year in 2014 and amassing just 96 yards, he’s decided to hang up his cleats.

With almost all of his career spent with the Jacksonville Jaguars, it make sense he’ll be coming back to Duval to retire as a Jaguar.

He may not be the franchise rushing leader and he doesn’t hold rushing records, but he was a superstar on a team that desperately needed a face of the franchise. He was a guaranteed playmaker on any given Sunday.

Maurice Jones-Drew was something special and it’s a shame his last few years in the NFL didn’t live up to his first six. Injuries were a concern and he wasn’t the same as when he was running through defenders, bouncing along for first down after first down and touchdown after touchdown. We won’t let those final years taint his legacy, though.

MJD was one of the greatest Jaguars in team history and he was easily the biggest star in the past five or six years. He deserves to retire as a Jaguar with a team that dearly loved him.

Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors, Maurice!

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