Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew has established himself as one of the best players in the NFL at his position. And he's done it without the benefit of perfect eyesight. Jones-Drew was nearsighted, but has had offseason Lasik surgery and is seeing things more clearly than he did before.
“It was 70-40 before and now it’s 15-20,” Jones-Drew said. “I didn’t wear contacts. I was just out there playing off instincts. Blurry. You get used to it. I was nearsighted. So I could see up close, I just couldn’t see on those long passes.”
“It’s a huge difference," he added. "Now, I can see the laces. You can see them coming at you from 20, 30, 40 feet away.”
Jones-Drew is a top five draft pick in pretty much every format and this news certainly doesn't hurt his chances of being a potential number one overall pick if Chris Johnson's contract troubles linger into August and more importantly, September.