Remember last season when Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew apologized to fantasy football players for taking a knee late in a game against the Jets instead of scoring a gimme touchdown? Apparently, Jones-Drew plans to make amends to fantasy enthusiasts by offering weekly advice this season on his own fantasy radio show.
The Pro Bowl back will host the program every Friday night during the season on the new all-fantasy station on Sirius XM satellite radio. The show is set to begin either July 30 or Aug. 6.
It was Week 10 of last season when Jones-Drew acknowledged costing fantasy owners – himself included – a potential victory. The Jaguars, trailing 22-21, had reached the Jets’ 10-yard line with time running out. Assuming the Jags would score to take the lead, the Jets were prepared to let them score a quick touchdown so they could get the ball back. But a heady Jones-Drew took a knee at the 1-yard line to keep the clock moving. Josh Scobee kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired.
Aside from his standing as the third-best RB on NFL.com’s current position rankings, Jones-Drew’s credentials as a fantasy expert include a championship berth in the NFL Players Association fantasy league in 2008. However, Jones-Drew lost in that title game to Chicago Bears LB Cato June. Which begs the question: Why doesn’t Cato June have his own fantasy radio show?
Sirius XM’s new Fantasy Sports Radio can be heard on Sirius channel 211 and XM channel 147. Stay tuned for future announcements as the NFL season draws near to learn about possible shows featuring NFL.com’s stable of fantasy experts.
– Craig Ellenport