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Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jaguars’ Superman, Gets His Cape

Article By on 8th July, 2009

... 16, when Gene Smith, Jack Del Rio, and Wayne Weaver hopped a charter jet and made their way to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to meet with longtime running back Fred Taylor.

By the time the jet was wheels-up and headed back to Jacksonville, arguably the greatest Jaguar in franchise history was a free agent in search of a new team, and a new era had begun for the Jags.

The move had to be the most difficult decision in the very short tenure of new general manager Smith.

After 11 seasons with the Jaguars, Taylor had become the beloved veteran as he progressed up the list of all-time great running backs in NFL lore. He was given respect around the league and was a fan favorite at home. Fred WAS the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As good as Tay...

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