With the news of former first round pick Eugene Monroe being traded, it seems likely that more moves could be coming from the Jacksonville Jaguars. After starting the season 0-4 and failing to even be competitive in any of their contests, it’s all but certain the Jaguars will again finish in last place in the AFC South. So it’s with that near certainty, that rumors of a Jaguars’ fire sale have started.
Unlike the Miami Marlins, who set the standard for fire sales, the Jaguars don’t have a ton of assets to unload. Monroe was a candidate because his contract is set to expire at the end of the season. Another player who’s in the exact same situation is none other than Maurice Jones-Drew.
The running back used to be a force to be reckoned with, but after a lisfranc injury in 2012, he hasn’t been the same. MJD suffered another ankle sprain in week one this season and without many other playmakers around him, he’s off to his worst start in years.
Given the current state of the Jaguars, my guess is that there’s no way MJD will re-sign with the franchise this offseason. So rather than let him walk away, why not deal him for another draft pick? The Jags picked up multiple day-three picks for Monroe and they should be able to get a third or fourth round pick for Jones-Drew, if not more late-round selections.
At this point, I believe it’s only a matter of time before the RB is packing his bags.