Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew said that he’s not going to ask for a contract extension or hold out this offseason, and it doesn’t seem like the Jaguars are going to be making any overtures either.
General Manager David Caldwell said that Jones-Drew remains an essential part of the team’s offensive plan, but that the team doesn’t consider his contract something that needs to be addressed during the offseason. John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports that Caldwell said in New Orleans that it will be some time before they deal with the fact that Jones-Drew is entering the final year of his contract.
“We’ll address that toward the end of the season,” Caldwell said.
Caldwell also talked about the team’s quarterback during his Super Bowl visit. He offered up a reminder that Blaine Gabbert is one of the youngest quarterbacks in the league while giving a half-hearted review of Gabbert’s abilities.
“I’m not completely discouraged with the quarterback on this team.” Caldwell said. “Hopefully, we can have a little foundation here were have the same system, and we’ll see where it takes us.”
Both statements are indicative of the evaluation mode that Caldwell’s in at present. We should start to get more of an idea of where the Jaguars will go now that the offseason has gotten underway for the entire league.