Maurice Jones-Drew trade rumors: Jaguars willing to deal if price is right

Michael Thomas

The Jaguars have said they don't intend on trading Jones-Drew, but the team would reportedly deal the three-time Pro Bowler if the price is right.

The Jaguars have said that they are not interested in holding a "fire sale" of sorts that could include trades of veterans like Maurice Jones-Drew or Paul Posluszny, but according to a report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Jaguars aren't opposed to the idea of trading away their three-time Pro Bowl running back if the offer is right.

While the news sounds like....news, it's really pretty obvious. It seems like a longshot that the Jaguars elect to re-sign Jones-Drew when his contract ends at the end of the season, as a big contract for an aging running back likely doesn't factor into Dave Caldwell's long-term, patient rebuild of the franchise.

So obviously if a decent trade offer is present for Jones-Drew, it would be in the Jaguars' best interest to prepare for the long-term as the running back isn't going to help the team to the playoffs in 2013. The problem is...why would anyone trade for him?

With only 10 games left on his contract after Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, Jones-Drew hasn't looked like the back he's been in the past and it seems unlikely that another team offers much. If a someone does, then obviously they should pull the trigger. Thanks for the report, Florio.

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