Jacksonville Jaguars' RB Maurice Jones-Drew Should Join Denver Broncos as Free Agent

By Nick Mamary
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One thing for sure is that the Jacksonville Jaguars will continue their rebuilding process next season. They showed some life winning four of their last eight games in 2013, after starting 0-8. Questions continue at quarterback, but Chad Henne could represent a smooth transition to one of this Draft’s highly touted prospects. Justin Blackmon is on his way to stardom at receiver, and there are some defensive building blocks. One longtime pillar, though, will not be around much longer.

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew recently stated intentions to test free agency. He was selected 60th overall in 2006. Speed and power are both on display when this back gets the ball. Moments of success have happened during his time in Jacksonville, but recent seasons have been tough. QB Blaine Gabbert never worked out, and team success eluded them.

The age of 28 is considered getting older at running back. I would say that one certain team would help him have a better chance at that first Super Bowl ring. Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos  looked overwhelmed in Super Bowl XLVIII, but the future Hall of Fame signal caller can obviously still perform. Standout receiver Eric Decker possibly heads for Free Agency. If he does not return, depth remains. Starting back Knowshown Moreno also faces an expiring contract. With that potential departure looming, they may need to make an addition.

Montee Ball is a solid power runner, but so far lacks ideal speed. Jones-Drew provides veteran presence. While their window might be closing, Denver will remain competitive in 2014, and give this soon to be free agent his best shot at winning quickly.


Nick Mamary is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickMamary1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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