And now, all we’re left with waiting to see are the officials.
Maurice Jones-Drew will end the longest player holdout of the year today, according to multiple national reports (it looked like ESPN’s Adam Schefter saw the mass text first).
The Jaguars have played tough-guy throughout this entire process, but it will be interesting to see how the return is handled.
They’ve made it clear they don’t intend to give him the new contract he wants, but there are other considerations.
Will the $30,000 a day fines be demanded, or do they give him a pass as a condition of his return before the start of the regular season? And does coach Mike Mularkey hold firm on his promise to keep Rashad Jennings as the starting running back?
How the Jags handle this one will be interesting, and will also be monitored by players who might think about doing business with them in the future.
Players already there won’t hold Jones-Drew’s absence against him, because they all hope to be in a spot one day when they can ask for more money, even if it’s not from Shad Khan and the Jags.