Posted June 27, 2012

Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew says all-time rushing record is doable

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Even though Jaguars back Maurice Jones-Drew is more than 11,000 yards from the NFL’s all-time rushing record, he says reaching that mark is “doable”. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing last season even though the team had no offense to speak of outside of him and teams knew he was getting the football.

Unless the Jaguars turn into the 1990′s Dallas Cowboys soon, the comments he made when asked if he could break the NFL’s all-time rushing title, held by legend Emmitt Smith sound a little far-fetched.

“Yeah, I think it’s doable,” Jones-Drew told KDSP-FM in Denver. “I definitely think it’s doable. “Once again, Emmitt Smith was in a different situation than a lot of us, though,” he said. “I mean, he had a Hall of Fame receiver, Hall of Fame quarterback, Hall of Fame offensive line, Hall of Fame fullback. Whoever put that team together did a heck of a job, and it just showed.”

Jones-Drew has 6,854 rushing yards in six seasons with the Jaguars. Smith had 8,956 yards through his first six years and finished with 18,355 yards.