Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew won the league’s rushing title, but he lost the FedEx Ground Player of the Year to LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. Since it was a fan vote, Jones-Drew might have been at a disadvantage playing for a small market team, but said he wasn’t disappointed and McCoy deserved it for his 17-touchdown season. Ray Rice of the Ravens was the other player on the ballot.
The cool thing to do on the internet these days is to start rumors that make no sense or have no chance of happening, so I will give my best college try here and start and then end this rumor. Okay so maybe I won’t be starting the Peyton Manning-to-Jacksonville rumors, but I certainly would like to end them. I have prepared three arguments that I feel should effectively eliminate Jacksonville from possible Manning destinations, check them out after the jump!
If Jaguars players haven’t yet had at least some contact with their new head coach, know this: It’s not because he hasn’t tried. Mike Mularkey, hired on January 11 as the Jaguars’ head coach, has had an expectedly busy first three weeks on the job, but he said recently that time has been spent doing more than just interviewing and hiring assistant coaches.