We remember Eric Dickerson for being a legendary, Hall of Fame running back whose place among the pantheon of greats still remains intact. Seemingly lost in his success, however, were two major holdouts that he orchestrated, netting him a pair of contract extensions.
Maurice Jones-Drew was hoping for the same result.
The All-Pro back reported to the Jaguars on Sunday following a 38-day stalemate, but did so without a new pact in place. With two years remaining on his current deal and a new owner playing hardball, some thought it was a fruitless battle.
Not Dickerson, who explained on NFL Network’s Labor Day edition of “NFL AM” that he understood MJD’s plight.
“I think that when you do hold out, you have to be ready to sit out,” Dickerson said, via NFL.com. “I think any time you make that decision, that’s the player’s call. I cant say ‘yes or no’ if it was good for him to do it, but you have to be ready to hold to your guns because that’s the only way that you’re going to get