Brandon Jacobs Released by the New York Giants
His contract was terminated by the organization after failing to come up with a suitable agreement for the big RB. Despite a successful Super Bowl Championship season, Jacobs had slowly but surely worn out his welcome.
Some of his comments during the season were out of line, his play was also not up to par. He improved somewhat towards the end of the season but the 6'4" 260+ lbs back seem to find it difficult to gain a yard in 3rd and short situations. It was also clear that Brandon Jacobs had lost more than a step when sprinting down field. So you would think the fact the Giants kept him around with a higher salary than a more productive back like Ahmad Bradshaw would humble him a bit but that isn't in his vocabulary.
I hate to be harsh, at one point I was a big fan and that is the reason I proudly included his image in my header with some of my favorite players. But his attitude towards the end stunk, he was not producing yet he kept complaining and threatening that this would be his last season with the New York Giants. The feeling was obviously mutual not only for the organization but also with many fans.
He had some really productive seasons with the Giants and was a fan favorite, I loved his play for the first 3 seasons. The fact his play diminished doesn't bother me as much as his attitude. I wonder if Brandon Jacobs really believes there is going to be a large market for a 29 year old, slow running back who has lost the ability to gain a yard. How many teams are looking for a player who voices negative comments in the media and complains constantly at the drop of a hat? He will find a home somewhere for sure, and maybe one day he can transition to becoming a Full Back but I doubt he is going to find a team willing to shell out a lot of money for him at this time.
He was very classy with some of his comments today, he said
It’s a great organization, a standup organization. I had fun. Won two Super Bowls here. I accomplished a lot in my career as a professional athlete here. That’s it. It’s been a good ride. Time to move on.
I appreciate his contributions, he definitely was an important part of both Super Bowl runs, with that being said it was time to part ways. I'm sure many fans will miss him as I am sure there are many fans who are glad to see him go. If Peyton Manning can be released by the Colts, Brandon Jacobs can certainly be released by the New York Giants.