"It depends on him. What kind of shape he's in," Mularkey said according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. "How fast he picks up the system. I'm not going to put him in a position where he has any chance to fail because in the long run, we all fail. I'm not going to expose him to failure. It's not going to happen.
"If he's ready and all those conditioning wise (things), and he picks it up immediately, the faster he can progress, yes. I don't know where we're at right now. I have no idea."
There is no reason to suggest that Jones-Drew isn't in shape. Coming off knee surgery, Jones-Drew reported back from the lockout in phenomenal shape and was second in the NFL behind Ray Rice in yards from scrimmage (1,980).