After his Week 4 game against the Indianapolis Colts, it’s painfully clear that time has finally caught up with Maurice Jones-Drew. After racking up a dismal 23 yards on 13 carries against the Colts, it’s obvious that MJD isn’t going anywhere beyond the line of scrimmage during the 2013 season.
Historically against the Colts, Jones-Drew plays his best football. He has nearly 19% of his career rushing yards against them and used to rack up 100-yard rushing games against them in his sleep. When looking at the rest of the Jaguars schedule, there’s not much room for optimism. They will face several brutal defensive lines that will keep Jones-Drew contained and electric offenses that will simply outscore quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
The 0-4 Jacksonville Jaguars are on a record setting pace to be one of the worst teams in the history of the sport. To say they have some problems would be a dramatic understatement. ESPN reported that they used ball boys as wide receivers on their scout team because they’re so thin at the position. Articles from reputable publications have discussed the likelihood of the University of Alabama being able to beat them in a game. And their saving grace, running-back Maurice Jones-Drew, just can’t get it going.
Jones-Drew is too far past his prime and he’s playing on a team where you have to be better than the rest. If you own him, do yourself a favor and trade him now before he brings your team down further. Without a strong front-five and with their team typically being down in points and needing to throw the ball, Jone-Drew is not even worth a bye week fill-in.