Maurice Jones-Drew may be available in a Dwight Howard-style, pout-it-out trade
That appears to be a legitimate possibility, as Jones-Drew's agent is openly calling for a trade. After Dwight Howard successfully pouted out of Orlando in the NBA off-season, you have to wonder if Jones-Drew can pull a similarly underhanded maneuver that you would hate him for (unless he ends up on your favorite NFL team).
MJD's agent went into full "Pay Me or Trade Me" mode in remarks to ESPN Tuesday. "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 ESPN.
NFL teams have noticed the fracas and are interested in trading for Jones-Drew. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal writes that "Jacksonville has received calls about Jones-Drew before and after the running back said he'd be open to a trade. They Jaguars are not 'actively' trying to trade him, though."
In other words, the Jags are listening, but unlikely to bite unless a team is willing to seriously overpay for Jones-Drew. You hear that, Washington Redskins?
ESPN's Adam Schefter observed, "This holdout is going to last into the regular season." If that's true, then this holdout will have a huge effect on your fantasy team draft -- and maybe your real team's playoff chances.