Fred Taylor on All-25 ranking: 'What a joke'

Former Jaguars running back bristles at No. 2 spot on team list

Former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor. (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fred Taylor had a pointed message for those who questioned his place in Jaguars history. 

The Jaguars’ career rushing leader (11,271) was none too pleased about his spot on the Jaguars All-25 on Wednesday, a list voted on by members of the local media which ranks the top players in franchise history.

Taylor teed off the voting panel on Twitter, reminding those in a not-so-subtle way what he thought of the spot. 

“I’m not sure who voted but they missed. What were you guys doing for the 11 YEARS I carried the team. One day someone (other than me) will recognize how valuable I was. I did something only 21 players in history of the game done at my position.”


Offensive tackle Tony Boselli is a lock at No. 1 on the All-25 on Thursday.

Rounding out the top five on the All-25: receiver Jimmy Smith, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback Mark Brunell. 

Taylor rushed for 11,695 yards and 66 touchdowns in his career, his yardage total ranking 17th in NFL history. His total in Jacksonville alone ranks 21st in NFL history, right in front of O.J. Simpson’s 11,236. 

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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.