Maurice Jones-Drew On Starting Week 1: 'It's Not My Call'

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes upfield against the Indianapolis Colts January 1, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Last week, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told the media that running back Rashad Jennings would be the starting running back against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 of the regular season. As it stands right now, that's still the case despite the return of Maurice Jones-Drew.

"It’s not my call," Jones-Drew said at his press conference on Sunday when he was asked if he expected to start against the Vikings. "To me, once again, Rashad Jennings has done a lot of work and he’s done a lot of great things. It’s up to Coach Mularkey and it’s on his plate."

Undoubtedly Jones-Drew wants to be the starter and the bell cow, but thankfully doesn't seem to be making a big stink about it as he acclimates himself back into the offense.

"My goal is to come in and learn the offense and do whatever I can to help the offense to help this team win," Jones-Drew said. "It’s never been a personal issue."

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