General manager David Caldwell told ProFootballTalk Live on Friday that Jones-Drew would not be traded. This doesn't come as a surprise, but it clarifies Jones-Drew's place on the team despite the fact he's entering the final year of his contract.
Jones-Drew has been angling for a new contract for a while, but it's not like he would be a sought-after asset on the trade market coming off his surgery, considering his $4.95 million salary. Jones-Drew knows that teams in the NFL don't often pay for veteran running backs and he'll turn 29 years old next offseason.
He'll need a monster comeback season in 2013 to get a matching monster contract. No matter how he performs, we'd be surprised if he remained in Jacksonville after this season.Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.