Could Maurice Jones-Drew Possibly End Up with the New York Jets?

Drew CopleyCorrespondent IIAugust 23, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11:  Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates following a touchdown during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at EverBank Field on December 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Maurice Jones-Drew is a holdout. He is clearly upset that the Jacksonville Jaguars won't renew a contract for him because he feels that he is an asset to the offense.

Tim Tebow is a back-up quarterback. He is clearly upset with that, and you can see the frustration when he plays and when he talks about the situation in New York with the Jets.

What about a trade between these two players?

Tebow may not have the impact that MJD does on a team, so a draft pick or two might have to be present in this trade as well.

The Jets need a running back. Shonn Greene struggled last year, as did the entire Jets offense. Greene only had 2 games over the 100-yard mark and rushed for under 60 yards 7 times. Greg McElroy could be a plausible backup quarterback for this team if they trade Tebow.

The Jaguars need a quarterback (and more). Blaine Gabbert has some people changing their mind on him due to his pre-season efforts. But in the end, they want a winner, and Tebow proved that last year even if his numbers were not the best.

Tebow for Jones-Drew?

It's a crazy, out-of-nowhere, intriguing, lingering, make-sense scenario when you think about it.

Maurice Jones-Drew could play for a new team in a new division that actually has a possibility to make the playoffs, and there is no doubt that he would be the starter. He wants to play for a team who wants him and the Jets are a team that need an effective running back.

Tim Tebow could move back to the state he grew up in, and where he played his college football. The people of Florida love this guy. He would also have a legitimate chance to start at quarterback. After all, I'm sure the owners would agree attendance would be great, because overall Jacksonville finished 25th in the league for overall attendance per game.

Although this is a long-shot this season, next year, MJD will only have one year left on his contract and an entire off-season for deals to be offered by all other NFL owners if no agreements can be reached soon.