Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth nearly $33 million. That makes Jones-Drew the third-highest-paid running back in the NFL, and the deal features the third-highest salary guarantees.
The Jaguars released veteran Fred Taylor after the 2008 season, making Jones-Drew the featured back for 2009.
Jones-Drew, who just completed his third NFL season, scored a team-best 12 rushing touchdowns in 2008, when he rushed for 824 yards on a career-high 197 carries. Jones is the Jaguars’ main scoring threat, having scored 34 touchdowns in 47 career games.