Running back Maurice Jones-Drew signed a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders this off-season after playing eight years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jones-Drew has also expressed that he is not going to play for another team after the three years expire in Oakland.
It was reported on Wednesday afternoon that Jones-Drew stated over live radio that he will not play for another jersey again. The running back stated on Sirius XM radio that if chances to extend the contract when the time comes, he will most likely do it; however, he added that he wants to end his career in Oakland if no extension is offered.
“I signed a three-year deal. I’m 29 and if I play until I’m 32, I feel that would be a great NFL career for me,” Jones-Drew said over XM radio.
It would be nice for a player like running back Maurice Jones-Drew to end his NFL career in his hometown. See, Jones-Drew grew up in the East Bay where he played for Concord De La Salle High.
The opportunity for Jones-Drew to have his last three years of his career playing where he learned the sport would be an amazing thing for him, as most will agree. Plus, Jones-Drew has expressed hunger for the Super Bowl while ending his career in Oakland.
Jones-Drew has expressed that he will be battling for the starting position against Darren McFadden who has lost some faith from the Raiders’ fans, as McFadden is always prone to injuries. Jones-Drew is currently happy with the fact that the coach has already stated that both running backs will be sharing the cargo during the season.
The only change in that plan, both running backs sharing the cargo, is if one of them has an explosive training or performance during the preseason.
Jones-Drew has also expressed faith in new quarterback Matt Schaub who was acquired from the Houston Texans. The ex-Jaguars running back stated that Schaub has the ability to carry the Raiders to the Super Bowl.
Many analyst and fans of the sport have given Jones-Drew a hard time with his claim about Schaub. However, Jones-Drew stands by his words and thinks the Raiders are bound for the Super Bowl.
In the end, all players must covet the Super Bowl every year. After all, that is the goal, correct? If Maurice Jones-Drew is hungry for the Super Bowl, let him be! Surely, the Raider Nation is not going to complain about Jones-Drew’s attitude.
Here’s to you Maurice! If you want to retire with Oakland, then more power to you. Oh yeah, don't forget to just win baby!