Today free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been linked with the Miami Dolphins.
While this report could be seen as an attempt by Jones-Drew's agent to drum up interest in his player, the possibility that four teams are interested in the veteran could lead to his price being driven up.
Jones-Drew averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry last season, but he still had a total of 1,117 yards and 5 touchdowns. Moreover, his veteran presence and pass catching ability (40 receptions in 6 seasons) could make him an ideal fit in Miami.
The question is, at what cost?
Sources have indicated that Jones-Drew is seeking a contract worth approximately $3.5 million a season. While that figure looks slightly high for an aging player, any prospective contract could be highly incentivized with little guaranteed money.
In any case, the potential arrival of Jones-Drew could provide that added sparkle to the Dolphins backfield. Factor in Knowshon Moreno's failure to win a contract in Miami, and the Dolphins could be the favorite to land the veteran.
Can you see Jones-Drew taking his talents to South Beach? Would it be a good move for the franchise? lets hear your thoughts.