Thursday on his Twitter page, former Jacksonville Jaguars and current Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew decided to retire from the NFL.
Jones-Drew was a second round pick (60 overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2006 out of UCLA and became an immediate impact player. He played for the Jaguars until the end of the 2013 season and in franchise history, he ranks first in all purpose yards (8393), rushing touchdowns (68), first in kick return touchdowns (2), second in rushing yards (8,071) and he’s third all time in scoring (486 points on 81 total touchdowns). He was selected to three straight Pro Bowl’s between 2009-2011 along with a Second Team All-Pro appearance in 2009 and consecutive First Team All-Pro appearances in ’10-’11. His 1,606 yards led the NFL in rushing in 2009. He joined the Raiders for the 2014 season but it was pretty much forgettable, with him running for 96 yards (2.2 YPC) and no touchdowns in an injury plagued season where he never looked like his former self.
Congratulations on an awesome career and best of luck to you in your post football life.