The Jags' official Twitter account shared an image of Jones-Drew, his children and the team's mascot from the retirement ceremony:
Jones-Drew spoke about how he played the game and got emotional as he thought about his family, via John Oehser of Jaguars.com:
Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley also discussed Jones-Drew's career, saying, "On the field, I think he played the game the right way. As a matter of fact, I know he did," via Oehser.
The conversation eventually turned to Jones-Drew's future after football. The running back said he's talked to multiple networks about a position and that he's narrowed his choices down to the NFL Network or Fox, via Oehser.
The former UCLA star signed with the Oakland Raiders last offseason, but after rushing for a career-low 96 yards, he decided to call it quits ahead of the 2015 campaign.
ESPN's Bill Williamson shared his reaction to the news:
Jones-Drew made the announcement on Twitter in March:
Although Jones-Drew's career didn't reach an ideal conclusion on the field, retiring as a member of the Jaguars will put a bow on what was a fantastic run in the NFL.
MJD defied the odds by becoming an elite running back at just 5'7". He was named to the Pro Bowl on three occasions, and he rushed for more than 1,600 yards (1,606) during the 2011 season.
Jones-Drew leaves the NFL with 8,167 yards and 68 touchdowns on the ground. But most importantly, he will go out as a Jag.
MJD carried the Jacksonville offense for several seasons, and he will be remembered fondly by Jaguars fans for everything he contributed to the franchise.
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