Few players suffered through a more disappointing season than Maurice Jones-Drew.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars running back agitated the franchise with a failed summer holdout that gave way to the least productive season of his seven-year NFL career. Jones-Drew played in just six games before missing the final 10 with an injured foot that required surgery last week.
"I should have had it a little earlier than when I did, but it's just something that you learn from," Jones-Drew told The Florida Times-Union. "You've just got to keep going."
Immediate surgery was an option, Jones-Drew said, "but at the time when we were talking about it, the thought was to let it heal a little bit and see how things go. Just waited a little too long at the end of the day."
Jones-Drew, who had a career-low 414 yards on the ground, was a nonentity for a weak Jaguars offense. He spent most of last offseason in a battle of wills with the front office over his contract, which runs out after next season. We don't expect that conflict to dominate this winter, spring and summer.