Agent: Maurice Jones-Drew hurt by comments from Jaguars' owner
Jaguars' owner Shad Khan's recent public comments about Maurice Jones-Drew have angered the holdout running back, who is now open to being traded.
"Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team - on the field, in the locker room and in the community," agent Adisa Bakari told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Jones-Drew is now open to being traded.
Khan said Tuesday when asked if he'd be open to trading Jones-Drew that he is "not going to get into all the theses and hypotheses." Khan added that Jones-Drew is "a great player, and we would love for him to be back."
Last week, however, Khan said MJD's absence "doesn't even move the needle" in terms of stress. Khan reiterated his stance Tuesday by saying, "This is not a team about one person." He added: "Train's leaving the station. Run, get on it."
Bakari said Jones-Drew is not happy with the comments.
"Obviously, he's not happy that what started as a very cordial and private conversation is now public and contentious," Bakari said.