A few eyebrows were raised when the Jaguars selected a 5-foot -7 running back in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. But, he proved to be the best draft pick during the Shack Harris and Jack Del Rio era.
Ironically, the first time Maurice Jones-Drew reported for work at EverBank Field, it was the same day another Jaguar, the great Jimmy Smith, announced his retirement.
Fred Taylor, one of just three former players in the Pride of the Jaguars, quickly took MoJo under his wing to show him the ropes.
It didn't take long for Jones-Drew to show off his playmaking ability and personality. Who could forget his first touchdown as a Jaguar during the 2006 preseason when he revealed a Superman shirt underneath his jersey?
It was the first of many celebrations in the end zone for the Jags all-time leader in touchdowns.
One of his more famous moments on the field is not a run or a catch or a kickoff return. It's this bone-jarring block on former All-pro Shawne Merriman.
Despite having a high profile in the national media, MoJo mostly played on some bad teams here in Jacksonville. He's competed in the playoffs in just one of his eight seasons.
During the 2011 season, the Jaguars went (5-11), but #32 led the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards.
It was all downhill after that. It started with a holdout during the 2012 offseason, and then 6 games into the season, he suffered a year-ending foot injury at Oakland, the home of his new team.
This past season, wasn't great either as he surpassed the 100 yard mark just once all year.
After eight seasons, Maurice Jones-Drew's time as a Jaguar is over, but there's no doubt that whenever his NFL career comes to an end, he will have a permanent spot at EverBank Field in the Pride of the Jaguars.