Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) runs with the ball as Tennessee Titans defends during the second half at EverBank Field. Tennessee Titans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets' Rumors: RB Maurice Jones-Drew

One more piece of Jets’ rumor news before night one of free agency comes to an end. Take a look at this tweet from Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News:

 

Most of the fan base hadn’t thought much about adding a running back, but John Idzik clearly wants to improve this offense in all phases.

Here are his career stats:

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2006 21 JAX KR/rb 32 16 1 166 941 13 74 5.7 58.8 10.4 46 436 9.5 2 51 2.9 27.3 1377 15 1 13
2007 22 JAX KR 32 15 0 167 768 9 57 4.6 51.2 11.1 40 407 10.2 0 43 2.7 27.1 1175 9 2 13
2008 23 JAX rb 32 16 3 197 824 12 46 4.2 51.5 12.3 62 565 9.1 2 26 3.9 35.3 1389 14 6 10
2009* 24 JAX RB 32 16 16 312 1391 15 80 4.5 86.9 19.5 53 374 7.1 1 19 3.3 23.4 1765 16 2 13
2010* 25 JAX RB 32 14 14 299 1324 5 37 4.4 94.6 21.4 34 317 9.3 2 75 2.4 22.6 1641 7 2 14
2011*+ 26 JAX RB 32 16 16 343 1606 8 56 4.7 100.4 21.4 43 374 8.7 3 48 2.7 23.4 1980 11 6 13
2012 27 JAX rb 32 6 5 86 414 1 59 4.8 69.0 14.3 14 86 6.1 1 13 2.3 14.3 500 2 2 3
2013 28 JAX RB 32 15 15 234 803 5 48 3.4 53.5 15.6 43 314 7.3 0 17 2.9 20.9 1117 5 1 4
Career 114 70 1804 8071 68 80 4.5 70.8 15.8 335 2873 8.6 11 75 2.9 25.2 10944 79 22 83

He has not hit 30 years old, but with a dip down to 3.4 yards per carry last season, does MJD have enough left to make a difference?

The drop can be partially blamed on the Jaguars’ offense. But, you still have to wonder if this is the guy to add.

We will see what John Idzik has in mind.

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