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Jaguars Vs. Buccaneers: Maurice Jones-Drew Breaks Franchise TD Record In Win

Maurice Jones-Drew had a darn good game on Sunday, scoring two touchdowns on the ground and another two through the air. It was his best game of the year so far, and it meant a ton in terms of historical perspective for the Franchise. With those four touchdowns, Jones-Drew broke the Franchise's all time touchdown record with 73, surpassing Fred Taylor's 70. Taylor was Jones-Drew's mentor when he got into the league, and according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, the importance of passing him is not lost on MJD.

“He mentored me to be the player I am today,” Jones-Drew said. “For him to take time out of his career to work with me, it means a lot to me. . . Words can’t really explain how excited I am to have a guy who taught me how to play this game the right way, how to take care of my body and do those things. I’m proud of the guys around me as well. They’ve been blocking their butts off for the last six years that I’ve been here. They deserve a lot of the credit as well.”

Jones-Drew has been a rare bright spot in an otherwise difficult season for the Jaguars, and he has been the Franchise's best player pretty much since he got into the NFL. It's nice that he gets this kind of recognition with such an accomplishment.

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