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gpngc
08-21-2012, 05:37 PM
That's the word. It's all over the TV and internet.

I predict: To the Jets for a 2013 2nd-round draft pick.

The Jags love Jennings and aren't going anywhere anyway right now - they need to build for the future and MJD has a lot of mileage on his tires - he may not be the same back by the time the Jags are any good.

As for the Jets - the DESPERATELY NEED MJD. DESPERATELY. They may budge on a 1st. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if they offer more than a 1st.

Other possibilities:
Atlanta
Detroit
Cincinnati

Scary darkhorses:
New England
Pittsburgh
Green Bay

D-Unit
08-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Oh those silly Jags... tsk tsk tsk

ChiFan24
08-21-2012, 05:49 PM
I would totally support the Jags trading MJD. They're gonna suck anyway; might as well get some team to pay for a RB that probably won't be on the team the next time they're good.

edit: And after I typed that I see that gp made that exact point. So I have pretty much nothing to add. I agree that the Jets make a lot of sense.

Bixby (Thumper)
08-21-2012, 05:51 PM
He won't be traded anywhere this year.

Cigaro
08-21-2012, 05:52 PM
Honestly, I really think Carolina could do with another running back...

jrdrylie
08-21-2012, 06:02 PM
The Jags don't owe MJD a damn thing. They gave him a very big contract before he was even a full time start on the team. That deal was way more than he deserved three years ago and if it were signed today, it would be just a tiny bit below market value (it's actually more per year than Ray Rice got). He is not getting a new deal and I don't think the Jaguars are actively looking to trade him. All this holdout will lead to is $30K being taken from his bank account every day.

descendency
08-21-2012, 06:19 PM
I really doubt he is traded, but it would make sense to trade him, because they are not going anywhere right now. RBs can be found in the draft if you have a decent team to put them into.

diabsoule
08-21-2012, 06:22 PM
Steelers, Jets, Bengals, Lions, Colts, Broncos all would be good/interesting fits for MJD. Wouldn't be shocked to see him go to another team though. I never count out the Patriots when it comes to acquiring a player either.

SuperPacker
08-21-2012, 06:27 PM
That's the word. It's all over the TV and internet.

I predict: To the Jets for a 2013 2nd-round draft pick.

The Jags love Jennings and aren't going anywhere anyway right now - they need to build for the future and MJD has a lot of mileage on his tires - he may not be the same back by the time the Jags are any good.

As for the Jets - the DESPERATELY NEED MJD. DESPERATELY. They may budge on a 1st. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if they offer more than a 1st.

Other possibilities:
Atlanta
Detroit
Cincinnati

Scary darkhorses:
New England
Pittsburgh
Green Bay

As sexy as MJD in Green Bay would be, it's not going to happen and from a logical point of view, it probably shouldn't.

tjsunstein
08-21-2012, 06:28 PM
Packers, please.

Taking off my homer blinders, the Jaguars certainly should not trade him. They're not getting what he's worth to them in any deal and he's under contract. The team literally doesnt have to do anything.

descendency
08-21-2012, 06:29 PM
I don't think NE is in this race because they already have a solid backfield full of young talented players (not anywhere near MJD level, but good enough to be contributors on an NFL level), would have to pay MJD, and would have to trade draft picks to get him.

I can't see them wanting to part with one of their young talented backs, draft picks, and money to get him.

tjsunstein
08-21-2012, 06:30 PM
As sexy as MJD in Green Bay would be, it's not going to happen and from a logical point of view, it probably shouldn't.

Absolutely, but the Madden GM in me wants it so bad. As far as money tied up in our offense, how our offense operates, and needs elsewhere, we can afford to pass him up. It'd be dreamy however.

brat316
08-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Here we go Steelers, here we go.

Usually I don't think players deserve raises after they sign their deals. But I this one time, I do. He has out preformed his contract, he was paid top dollar and played and finished as a top back. But the next 2 years, he doesn't have much to look forward to on the team. He isn't one of the top 5 paid backs now, and he outplayed his contract. Also he is approaching 30 and he wants to get paid before the team lets him walk in 2 years.

I don't know if being on a bad team factors.

brat316
08-21-2012, 06:31 PM
Steelers can't afford him anyways. Unless he take a pay cut, which would be a big FU to the Jags.

Bengalsrocket
08-21-2012, 06:32 PM
Mjd is amazing and I'd love to have him in Cincinnati, but not for a reasonable price. I feel they've been pretty good at drafting recently and it would be a shame to give up a top pick at this point.

descendency
08-21-2012, 06:33 PM
Is Tampa still not paying players? They had a ton of cap space. They play in a similar region of the US, but in a different conference.

They seem like ideal trading partners.

tjsunstein
08-21-2012, 06:35 PM
Is Tampa still not paying players? They had a ton of cap space. They play in a similar region of the US, but in a different conference.

They seem like ideal trading partners.

Tampa Bay just drafted Doug Martin, they probably want to see what he is before giving up picks and an extension, no?

descendency
08-21-2012, 06:44 PM
Tampa Bay just drafted Doug Martin, they probably want to see what he is before giving up picks and an extension, no?

Teams use multiple runningbacks in the new NFL.

Martin is cheap and MJD will be done by the time Martin needs an extension.

gpngc
08-21-2012, 06:55 PM
Just to add:

This doesn't strike me as one of those Madden GM speculation reports. I think there is definitely something to this because it just makes sense for both parties. They are at a crossroads and each of them have a decent argument and both sides would be better off pursuing a good trade.

It's not like Mike Wallace where it really doesn't make sense for either side to part ways - espeically as a key cog for a SB contender. That rumor had no legs.

This one does.

ChiFan24
08-21-2012, 06:59 PM
MJD to the Pats for a 2nd rounder and one of Ridley/Vereen. Who says no?

OSUGiants17
08-21-2012, 07:03 PM
Highly doubt he gets traded, but my guess is the Jets or Broncos.

gpngc
08-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand ten minutes later:

CBS Sports' Mike Freeman reports there's no chance the Jaguars will trade holdout Maurice Jones-Drew.
Freeman's source actually said that, "for the moment, no (expletive deleted) way the Jaguars trading MJD." Although Jones-Drew wants more money -- either from Jacksonville or another team -- the Jaguars have little incentive to trade their best offensive player. The saber-rattling from Jones-Drew's agent doesn't change the fact that he has no leverage.
Source: Mike Freeman on Twitter Aug 21 - 7:57 PM

Of course the 'for the moment' means it's still possible. And the source likely wouldn't want to lose leverage in trade negotiations by admitting they'd shop him.

We'll see.

If they keep him and he sicks to his guns, this could get UGLY.

EDIT: Wanted to add that OSUGiants' comment is a good one - Broncos make a ton of sense.

vidae
08-21-2012, 07:12 PM
The Jags better not ******* trade MJD to the Broncos.

jrdrylie
08-21-2012, 07:24 PM
He isn't getting traded. This is all being thrown about because Kahn said if he doesn't report, "The train will leave the station." Nobody said the Jaguars were even considering trading him. He's more likely to just retire than get traded.

gpngc
08-21-2012, 07:25 PM
He isn't getting traded. This is all being thrown about because Kahn said if he doesn't report, "The train will leave the station." Nobody said the Jaguars were even considering trading him. He's more likely to just retire than get traded.

Except the owner of the team implied that he was open to it when he said that remark...

SchizophrenicBatman
08-21-2012, 07:38 PM
MJD to the Pats for a 2nd rounder and one of Ridley/Vereen. Who says no?

The Pats. They wont pay MJD

Scotty D
08-21-2012, 07:50 PM
Avril for MJD please

diabsoule
08-21-2012, 07:53 PM
I could definitely see Elway trading for MJD to pair him with Peyton.

jrdrylie
08-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Except the owner of the team implied that he was open to it when he said that remark...

Khan said "The Train is leaving the station. Run, get on it." That does not translate to "Hey, we might trade you."

Caulibflower
08-21-2012, 08:04 PM
...Indianapolis?

D-Unit
08-21-2012, 08:08 PM
He would be great for the Redskins. They would pay him too.

jrdrylie
08-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Avril for MJD please

That would be interesting, allowing Cliff to come play for his hometown team. I'm not sure it would be good for Jacksonville. Mincey is pretty decent and they like what they've seen from Branch.

diabsoule
08-21-2012, 08:26 PM
...Indianapolis?

It would give Luck a legit RB to help him develop. It would be worth the pick they would give up to get him.

tjsunstein
08-21-2012, 08:38 PM
...Indianapolis?

It would give Luck a legit RB to help him develop. It would be worth the pick they would give up to get him.

Trading an elite RB within the division? Doubt it.

vidae
08-21-2012, 11:22 PM
don't worry, we already made our one good move this decade.

I'm still waiting on KC to make ours.

Caulibflower
08-21-2012, 11:59 PM
Trading an elite RB within the division? Doubt it.

Oh yeah. (Facepalms)

Redskins would be pretty sexy. Dan Snider's gotta be talking about it to his cabinet.

Bixby (Thumper)
08-22-2012, 12:22 AM
He would be great for the Redskins. They would pay him too.

When has Shanny ever paid a RB? His system is a RB machine. I have zero doubts he's okay with Helu, Royster, Hightower and Morris (?).

vidae
08-22-2012, 12:29 AM
blow me! while we were drafting knowshon, you were stocking your entire team with good players. our season used to be based on whether or not rivers would choke. now it's based on whether or not you have injuries and matt cassel.

njx just complimented the Chiefs! :D

Bixby (Thumper)
08-22-2012, 12:29 AM
There is no way the Jags trade MJD this late in the game. He'd have to learn an entirely new system, adjust to a new city and teammates in two weeks. No way any team is going to want that for the price the Jags would want. At this point, if they can't get MJD for pennies on the dollar teams are just going to roll with what they've got.

And on top of that, what team is going to pay MJD all the money he wants? He's just entering the latter part of his prime at 27 years old so you're probably only getting 4-5 good years out of him, max. He's got a pretty good amount of wear and tear on his body from carrying the Jags offense ever since Fred Taylor left town. And if I'm not mistaken he's had some lower leg issues over the past two years. Not exactly a recipe for success.

Bixby (Thumper)
08-22-2012, 12:31 AM
don't worry, we already made our one good move this decade.

Drafting Tim Tebow that late was a pretty good move…



:coolface:

diabsoule
08-22-2012, 12:47 AM
Trading an elite RB within the division? Doubt it.

I keep forgetting that Indianapolis is in the same division as the ******* Jaguars. AFC South makes SO much sense.

Ness
08-22-2012, 12:54 AM
I keep forgetting that Indianapolis is in the same division as the ******* Jaguars. AFC South makes SO much sense.

Hey, Arizona used to be in the NFC East...Dallas is still there.

Dallas357
08-22-2012, 01:07 AM
Except the owner of the team implied that he was open to it when he said that remark...

No he didn't.

yo123
08-22-2012, 01:10 AM
What do you think "The train is leaving the station. Run, get on it." means?

He doesn't have to explicitly say that they want to trade him for them to be open to it.

Rosebud
08-22-2012, 01:12 AM
Well he's already used to not having any blocking so he'd be awesome for my team.

Giantsfan1080
08-22-2012, 07:29 AM
Where's Keak when you need him?

K Train
08-22-2012, 08:49 AM
Scary darkhorses:
New England
Pittsburgh
Green Bay
im so turned on by this

Bixby (Thumper)
08-22-2012, 08:53 AM
The Steelers could barely afford to take care of their own and now they're supposed to go out and get a high priced RB who wants a pay raise?

K Train
08-22-2012, 09:01 AM
The Steelers could barely afford to take care of their own and now they're supposed to go out and get a high priced RB who wants a pay raise?

no, but it still turns me on.

and they do fine taking care of their own, they just dont ever sign FAs. Mike Wallace is a very very rare exception. Brown, Timmons, Woodley, Ben, Polamalu, Harrison all got top dollar extenstions and i still think wallace gets one eventually

Bixby (Thumper)
08-22-2012, 09:16 AM
no, but it still turns me on.

and they do fine taking care of their own, they just dont ever sign FAs. Mike Wallace is a very very rare exception. Brown, Timmons, Woodley, Ben, Polamalu, Harrison all got top dollar extenstions and i still think wallace gets one eventually

No doubt, the Steelers always take care of their guys but all I'm saying is that MJD isn't going to fit in that picture. They've got too much money tied up in players they already have and Mike Wallace wants to see the green too. MJD just wouldn't be able to go there. I'm almost positive that even if he didn't get a new deal he'd push the Steelers over the cap.

Cap numbers for those interested. (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a421db/article/available-salarycap-space-for-all-32-nfl-teams)

diabsoule
08-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Hey, Arizona used to be in the NFC East...Dallas is still there.

I know. Some divisions make sense (AFC North, NFC North) and some just look like they were picked by throwing a dart against a board. I think some divisions could be tweaked some to make better sense but it'll never happen.