It was a big season last year for Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew, and while he’s not happy about his deal with the Jags (sat out the teams minicamp), he does think that someone can eventually overtake Emmitt Smith as the all-time rushing leader in the NFL.
“Yeah, I think it’s doable. I definitely think it’s doable,” Jones-Drew said on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver . “Once again, Emmitt Smith was in a different situation than a lot of us, though. I mean, he had a Hall of Fame receiver, Hall of Fame quarterback, Hall of Fame offensive line, Hall of Fame fullback. Whoever put that team together did a heck of a job, and it just showed. … Don’t get me wrong: he was the reason they won, but he had a lot of guys around him as well.”
Right now Jones-Drew is 11,501 yards behind Smith’s record, meaning he’s got a LONG way to go.
When asked how long he could play, he said, ““As long as I feel good, I’m gonna play. That’s it. When I start to hurt and the hurting doesn’t stop in February, March, it starts going into July and August, then we’re gonna have problem. But right now I’m feeling great, and all I can do is keep playing and taking it a year at a time.”