Maurice Jones-Drew has a supporter in Nashville regarding his holdout from the Jacksonville Jaguars training camp.
Chris Johnson says if the Jaguars know what's good for them, they will rework the running back's contract and get him into camp. Jones-Drew, who led the NFL in rushing last year, is currently staying away wanting to redo a contract that has two years left to run at around $9.4 million.
“I feel like he's worth a new deal. You look at Jacksonville. He's basically their whole offense. I feel like it wouldn't be smart for their organization not to pay him. But if they don't they'll be doing us a favor,” Johnson said.
Johnson should know, as he held out of camp last year, finally getting a five-year, $53 million extension, although he suffered through the worst season of his career last year with just 1,047 yards.
CJ says he is ready to go and feels much better entering this season with a full off-season of work and a full training camp ahead.
“I can say that I feel much better on my day of camp than I did on my first game last year,” Johnson said.