Greg Jones almost didn't block for Maurice Jones-Drew because of fantasy football

Chris Trotman

A fantasy rivalry got a little too intense one time for the Jaguars running back.

Have you ever wondered why the Jaguars could never get over the hump? Well, we may have finally found answer: Maurice Jones-Drew's fantasy football team.

The team's lone notable asset for years shared a story on SiriusXM this week about an incident with fullback Greg Jones. MJD and his lead blocker were playing against each other in fantasy one week a few years back. Jones almost didn't block for MJD because in real football because it would have cost him a win in fake football.

Here's MJD from the interview:

"We got onto the 1-yard line, and they were like, ‘We better call this run play.' I'm like, ‘Greg, don't do it.' And he looked at me and he winked. And I was like ‘Greg.' It's not time to play. This is bigger than [winning in fantasy]. Let's not do this.

[Jones] wasn't going to block the guy!"

The Jaguars had a whole system set up for keeping MJD clued in on fantasy scoring updates, which led to the whole incident. MJD explains:

"Greg Jones - see he's not on the team anymore - perfect example: I was playing against him [in fantasy]. And we have our equipment guys keep us up on [the fantasy scores] during games. You know who you have and you see when you're not on the field obviously but ... I think if I scored, I was going to [beat Jones]."

Uh huh, no wonder he's not on the team anymore ... MJD is a ruthless fantasy GM.

Put away those Gene Smith effigies, and stop campaigning for a Blaine Gabbert jersey exchange. The Jaguars' problems go beyond that.

(h/t Larry Brown Sports)

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