Report: Jets very interested in Jones-Drew

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With the signing of Toby Gerhart in Jacksonville, veteran tailback Maurice Jones-Drew likely won’t be back with the Jaguars.

He could find a new home in New York.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets are showing serious interest in Jones-Drew.

The Jets desperate need skill position players.  Their leading ball carriers in 2013 were Chris Ivory (833 yards) and Bilal Powell (697).  Jones-Drew presumably would become a viable candidate for the starting job.

Jones-Drew has the personality to enhance his football salary with off-field media opportunities in New York; he could lay the foundation to launch a media career by ending his career in the nation’s top media capital.