(NEW YORK) — This past season, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew held out out training camp in hopes of getting a new contract and it didn’t work. He says he won’t be doing that again this summer.
Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing in 2011 and wanted a new contract. He wound up doing all of that for nothing as he eventually reported to the team before the start of the season. Jones-Drew wound up having one of his worst seasons of his career.
“It didn’t work out. I’m not going to reach out to them because, you know, I just feel like I tried that last year [and] it didn’t work,” Jones-Drew told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “If the Jaguars want to do a new deal I’m more than open to talk. I’m not going to say I don’t want to go there. I’ve grown up there. This is where I started. I want to win a championship there. That’s what I want to do. Now, I’m in the the last year of my deal. Once again, people hate this word, but it’s part of the business.”
Jones-Drew is one of the best running backs in NFL when healthy. In 2012, he only had 414 rushing yards with one touchdown in six games.
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