In a move which appears to signal the end of Maurice Jones-Drew's days with them, the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms on a three-year contract Tuesday night with running back Toby Gerhart.
The deal is worth $10.5 million, with $4.5 million guaranteed.
Gerhart didn't get an abundance of playing time with the Minnesota Vikings after spending most of his four years stuck behind All-Pro Adrian Peterson. But that means the former Stanford standout, who finished a close second in the 2009 Heisman Trophy balloting to Mark Ingram, has had considerably less wear and tear on his legs than Jones-Drew.
Gerhart, who turns 27 in two weeks, has 276 carries for his career.
Jones-Drew, who turns 29 next week, has 1,804 carries since being a second-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2006.
Gerhart's gratitude toward the Vikings and enthusiasm about coming to the Jaguars was evident in a post he made on Twitter:
Jones-Drew's future remained up in the air after the first day of ...