Gus Bradley's statement on MJD: 'He is one of the great Jaguars'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley spent only one season with Maurice Jones-Drew, but it was enough to make a lasting impression.

Jones-Drew ran for a team-high 803 yards and five touchdowns in 2013. He also completed his first career pass, an 8-yarder to Marcedes Lewis for a touchdown in the Jaguars' 32-28 victory at Cleveland.

Here is Bradley's statement on Jones-Drew's retirement:

"On behalf of the entire Jaguars organization, we would like to congratulate Maurice Jones-Drew on his retirement. Maurice has made so many contributions to the NFL over the past nine years, on and off the field. He is one of the great Jaguars, and he will always be a Jaguar. He was always a fan favorite and he earned that every day with the way he immersed himself in the community. The traits that really stick out about Maurice are his competitiveness, determination and toughness. He is a role model to so many for the way he played the game each Sunday. I know he will continue to be around the game of football because he has a passion for the game and helping young people. We look forward to welcoming him back to Jacksonville whenever he can come back."

Jones-Drew is second in franchise history with 8,071 yards rushing, but holds team records in total touchdowns (81) and rushing touchdowns (68).