Maurice Jones-Drew Joins NFL Network as Analyst: Latest Details and Reaction

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2015

Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew on radio row at the Super Bowl XLVIII media center at the Sheraton Times Square New York. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL star Maurice Jones-Drew is joining the NFL Network broadcast team, joining another former player, Ike Taylor, as an analyst on the network, per NFL Media PR on Twitter.

Jones-Drew, 30, spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders, reaching three Pro Bowls and being named an Associated Press First-Team All-Pro selection in the 2011 season. For his career, he rushed for 8,167 yards and 68 touchdowns while also catching 346 passes for 2,944 yards and another 11 scores.

He led the NFL in rushing yards in 2011 with 1,606. But he struggled with injuries after that and was largely ineffective in his only season with the Raiders, prompting his retirement this offseason.

Jones-Drew was always an affable and outgoing player who didn't shy away from the media, so he should shine in his new role with the NFL Network. 

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