9 All Time Jacksonville Jaguars Figures

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In honor of the recent retirement of Maurice Jones-Drew, here's a list of nine all time favorite figures associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

6. Maurice Jones-Drew


Maurice Jones-Drew was drafted by the Jags in 2006, at the age of 21. Initially used for mostly kick-off returns, Jones-Drew would soon blow up. In the Jags December game against the Colts, Jones-Drew set a franchise record with 166 rushing yards. In the same game, Jones-Drew would complete a touchdown off a 93-yard kickoff return. Jones-Drew would finish third in the NFL overall in both kickoff returns and touchdowns scored. He also led all AFC running backs in scrimmage to yards per touch.

Jones-Drew successes would carry well beyond his first season with the Jag.  In 2007 he would record his first 100-yard rushing game of the season. In 2009, Jones-Drew would rush for 177 yards and score two touchdowns on only 8 carries—this performance was only done by two other players in NFL history. In 2011, Jones-Drew lead the NFL in rushing yards.  

By 2012, Jones-Drew was ready to move on. He started the season by not showing up to organized team activities or training camp. Jones-Drew still had two years in his contract, though. Because he missed the entire 2012 off-season, he was penalized by being placed on reserve for the entirety of the season. In 2013, his final season with the Jags, he would have 230 carries and over 00 yards before becoming a free agent in 2014.

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