I can understand both sides of the coin in this argument. Maurice Jones-Drew led the league in rushing last year. But on the other hand, he did it for a losing team. Not to mention the fact that he agreed to his current deal.
This will get uglier before it gets better.
Maurice Jones-Drew’s holdout appears far from over.
His agent, Adisa Bakari, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Jacksonville Jaguars running back is upset with owner Shad Khan’s recent public comments about his client’s 27-day holdout.
“Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team,” Bakari said.
ESPN reported that Jones-Drew, a former De La Salle High-Concord star, is open to being traded.
When asked Tuesday whether he would trade Jones-Drew, Khan said he is “not going to get into all the theses and hypotheses.”
Last week, Khan said MJD’s absence “doesn’t even move the needle” in terms of stress. Khan reiterated his stance Tuesday by saying, “This is not a team about one person.”