Former NFL running backs Marshall Faulk and LaDainian Tomlinson both believe the Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew can return to his All-Pro form after missing 10 games this year with a broken foot.
Faulk, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Tomlinson, a future member, are working this week's Super Bowl for the NFL Network.
Tomlinson is a two-time NFL rushing champion and although Faulk didn't win a single-season crown, he finished with 12,279 career yards.
Jones-Drew won the rushing title in 2011 with 1,606 yards, but then held out of training camp last summer and never got untracked before being injured in Week 7. Surgery was held off until Dec. 28.
"My experience and talking to Maurice, if you watch his work ethic, he's a guy that works at it and works hard," Faulk said.
Said Tomlinson: "MJD is determined to come back from this and be as good as he's ever been. And I think he'll do that."
Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson believers in Maurice Jones-Drew
Jacksonville Times-Union | Jan 30