There appears to be several conflicting views about the health status of Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
He says the knee is fine, but those that follow the NFL says it’s not.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that there are doubts around the league about the health status of the Jaguars’ best player. Schefter says that MJD’s knee may not be 100%, which is obviously a huge concern heading into Week 1 of the season.
Odds makers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have installed the Jaguars as a 3-point favorite this Sunday when they host the Denver Broncos at 1:00PM. The over/under total for the game is currently 40 points.
It would be a shame if MJD wasn’t healthy because Denver’s front seven is weak as a whole. Without Elvis Dumervil (who was lost for the season after tearing his pectoral muscle earlier this summer), they won’t be able to generate much of a pass rush and thus, they can’t load up the box with extra run defenders.
That means that if MJD is healthy, he could have a field day both in the running game and as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. He and the Jaguars say that his knee is a “non-issue,” so maybe bettors should trust what’s coming out of the player’s mouth.
That said, this is a story that must be followed up to kickoff. MJD was held out in preseason and while he and the team is downplaying the injury, maybe there is something to be concerned about. We’ll find out soon enough.