Maurice Jones-Drew had an MVP-caliber season despite Jacksonville's 5-11 record.
Maurice Jones-Drew had a phenomenal season for the Jaguars. But Sando knocked him off his final list as he parted ways with players from losing teams.
I don’t have an issue with that.
I think MJD is incredibly valuable. No non-QB in the league accounted for nearly as large a percentage of his team's yards.
But the Jaguars could have easily lost 11 games without him. And part of that huge reliance on him is a result not of him forcing them to give him the ball, but of them having nary another consistently viable option to throw or hand the ball to.
Without Jones-Drew, the Jaguars probably wouldn’t have won the five games they did. But five games aren’t enough, and he suffers for being on a bad team.
As Sando goes 10-deep on his weekly post during the season, he creates a secondary question: Who’s the most valuable non-quarterback in the league?