Jaguars’ cornerback Rashean Mathis hopes re-signing Jaguars next year – NFL News
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis said that he will be open to return to Jacksonville Jaguars next year.
Mathis is out of the game because of his knee injury and player aims to resign with Jaguars after his recovery expected by next year. His current contract will run out in this season and the player has expressed hope that he will
resign with Jacksonville Jaguars next year.
He hoped to have recovered well in time, saying that he expected that his injury will not come his way of re-reaching a deal with the Jaguars.
"I definitely would rather play here than anywhere else," Mathis said. "The things that I can control, I will control, and that’s my rehab, that’s getting back healthy. If it’s meant to be, it will be."
Mathis who has suffered anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is expected to spend the current regular season of the premier American football league, National Football League (NFL) in rehab. A normal recovery time for ACL is estimated
to be nine months.
He had injured himself in their game against Indianapolis Colts. Jaguars had won that game 17-3.
He is currently working with Dr. James Andrews. He is expected to perform replacement surgery on the player on November 28.
Jacksonville Jaguars missed Rashean this Sunday in their game against Cleveland Browns, which they lost 10-14.
"It's unfortunate," Jaguars coach Del Rio said. "He's a good football player. He's having a good year for us and so obviously, as we do, we move on as a team."
Rashean’s current contract will expire at the end of this year, however, he remains uncertain about his recovery, only hoping that he will be able to recover in time to available for Jaguars for resigning well before the next NFL
"Whatever it's going to be, I'm going to beat the curve," Mathis said. "Whatever month they say I should be running, I'll be ahead of it."
Jaguars, once considered the only injury-free team, have added a number of players into their injury list. It recently added two new signees to its lineup. for their next match against Houston Texans, in the American Football Conference