Maurice Jones-Drew: Top Potential Suitors for Jaguars Running Back If Traded
With that being said, if a deal can't be reached, the Jags might consider trading the back who has already stated he'd be open to it.
If on the trade market, Jones-Drew would be highly coveted by many teams in the NFL who are in desperate need of a top-notch running back.
Here are some teams that fit the build.
The Jets had one of the worst rushing attacks in the NFL last season, a far cry from the same team who leaned heavily on the ground and pound in years past.
Going into this season, New York has Joe McKnight and Shonn Greene handling the rushing duties—but both are solid No. 2 backs at best, with Greene proving so last season.
On top of all that, the Jets passing attack is suspect with Mark Sanchez at the helm, and their offensive line is even worse.
Still, that doesn't erase the fact that Jones-Drew would help return a viable rushing attack to the Jets offense and take a ton of pressure off Sanchez, whether he's running the ball or catching it out of the backfield.
There's no doubt the Patriots will have one of the best passing attacks in all of football, but their running game isn't nearly as certain to impress.
With Stevan Ridley and Danny Woodhead slated to take the majority of the carries, the Pats don't have a feature back who can take the pressure off Tom Brady and turn this New England offense into a two-trick pony.
Jones-Drew would immediately give the Pats the best offense in football with a legendary mix of great passing and great running. Not to mention Jones-Drew would give Brady another option to throw to, adding to an already stellar group of receivers and tight ends.
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It looked like they had caught lightning in a bottle with Kevin Smith in 2011, but Smith failed to break the 50-yard mark after rushing for 140 yards against the Carolina Panthers.
Developing a rushing attack will be vital to this team's success in 2012. If they can't keep defenses honest with a nice balance of run and pass, the Lions will be a one-dimensional offense dependent on throwing the ball 40-to-50 times per game.
Jones-Drew would help stabilize the Lions offense and offer another element that opposing defenses have to prepare for. Also, Jones-Drew will be yet another option for the young Stafford.
The Packers were near the bottom of the league in rushing yards last season, so it would come as no surprise if they made a move like trading for Jones-Drew.
Aaron Rodgers will do his thing in 2012, and that is throwing for a ton of yards. But if the Pack can't run the ball, it will make Rodgers' job that much harder.
James Starks might not be ready for the start of the season thanks to a toe injury, so that could leave Green Bay even thinner at running back than they already are.
Jones-Drew would be the perfect fix for the Pack, giving this team one of the best in the NFL at running the ball and catching it out of the back field.
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