Giants coach Tom Coughlin said at the Combine that he wanted to get running back Brandon Jacobs the ball more in 2011. So would Jacobs be willing to do more work for less money?
Jacobs’ answer to ESPNNewYork.com’s Ohm Youngmisuk was surprising.
“Nothing is going to happen until the CBA stuff gets done,” Jacobs said. “And if they happen to ask to take the pay cut and it is an unnecessary amount, then absolutely not. But other than that, if it is something that can be done, then yes, then whatever is going to get the team going and winning.
“But once you take off an astronomical amount, that is not going to happen. I’d be open to it as long as it is fair to me.”
Jacobs is due $4.65 million next season. The team would love to sign Ahmad Bradshaw and lower Jacobs’ contract number. They could also draft a rookie to pair with Jacobs.
Either way, it sounds like there is enough mutual interest here in working something out to bring Jacobs back. Perhaps Jacobs didn’t need to say goodbye, after all.