Maurice Jones-Drew described his own free agent experience as "frustrating", but he doesn't believe that running backs have been devalued by the NFL in general.
“There was no one proven on the free-agent market but me, and I am 29,” Jones-Drew said. “I am 29, coming off a major foot injury and people say I had a “bad year. He’s done.”
“I don’t think the running back position has been devalued. It’s the toughest position in the league and people saw again last year in the playoffs how important the running game is. Running the ball is all that matters. San Diego, all their fortunes changed when they started running the ball.
“(Toby) Gerhart and (Ben) Tate have both been backups. Why would a team give them a bunch of money? I guarantee the money will go back up for running backs next year. It’s just a down year.”