Wednesday, August 22, 2012
MJD to Jets is pure fantasy
By Rich Cimini
I've been getting bombarded with questions from Twitter followers on whether the Jets have any interest in Maurice Jones-Drew, who is holding out in Jacksonville and reportedly is open to a trade, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.
I can tell you this: The Jets have zero interest in trading for Jones-Drew.
Sure, he'd raise the Jets' fantasy-football profile (MJD himself is an avid fantasy player), but the trade would make no sense on several levels. They have needs more pressing than running back. They couldn't squeeze another long-term contract under the cap. He's 27 years old, meaning he's probably a year or two away from the start of his decline. And, lastly, the Jets really like Shonn Greene.
So for all those dreaming of MJD in green, it's just fantasy football.