I don’t care that the Jacksonville Jaguars were coming off of a win and he thought it was the right thing to say on air in front of his fans. I don’t care that the Jaguars are riding a three-game winning streak — and four of five — and that the feeling of consistent winning might be overtaking him.
I don’t care.
Maurice Jones-Drew is absolutely out-of-his-mind insane for wanting to stay with the Jaguars. After the Jags’ victory Thursday night over the Houston Texans, Jones-Drew told Rich Eisen that he had hopes to stay with the team.
“I want to be here,” Jones-Drew said. He also made it clear that his agent would “get it done.”
The 28-year old running back is in the last year of a five year extension he signed back in 2009 and, apparently, he has not endured enough misery yet. Wanting to stay with the Jaguars all but guarantees him to never get a shot at a Super Bowl ring. This team is far off from contention in that department, so why would he want to stay?
He might believe that he wouldn’t make as much anywhere else, and he’d probably be correct. Jones-Drew could very well go to a contending team and complement another back in order to keep legs fresh. But, no, he wants to stay in Jacksonville where the Jaguars have strung together a few miserable seasons in a row at this point.
In short, he’s a fool. In the long run, I guess if he’s going for more money then it makes sense. But, most players would agree that if they had the opportunity to hold the Lombardi trophy over making a couple extra million, they would probably take the Super Bowl. This desire by Jones-Drew has me at a loss for words.