Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew hopes to be back next season.

The feeling is mutual.

 

"I want to be here," Jones-Drew told Jacksonville reporters. "It's a fun environment. It's different than I've ever been a part of. It works. It takes time to build anything. It's starting to turn around for us, and we're starting to play well. That's exciting."

Jones' five-year, $31 million contract is expiring after this season.

According to the Associated Press, Jones-Drew couild be in line for a two-year, incentive-laden deal worth up to $10 million.

"Seeing what I've seen and been through the business part of it, you want to work that thing out as best as possible," Jones-Drew said. "But sometimes it doesn't do that. We've seen it. Look at Peyton Manning. Who would have thought he wouldn't be playing for the Colts right now. It happens. Hopefully, things work out well. And if they do, we'll be back."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.