These are relatively happy times for the Giants at 4-2, so leave it to Brandon Jacobs to leave a turd in the proverbial punch bowl during an interview with Men’s Fitness.
Jacobs complained about his role on the team and said he doesn’t expect to be back next year.
“It’s a very confusing thing. I’m just here, doing the best that I can do to help my team,” Jacobs said. “I come out to win; it’s up to them whether or not they want to use me. I just can’t wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know?
“Next year, hopefully. This is a business and you have to look at it that way. I just want to get out there and show myself. It’s going to have to be for another team, but it is what it is. It comes with the territory.”
Jacobs was then asked if he saw himself with the Giants next year.
“No, I don’t,” Jacobs said.
We don’t either. He’s due $4.9 million, and the Giants clearly view him as a backup.
Jacobs would help his case for more playing time if he was available to play. He hasn’t suited up since Week Four because of a knee injury and has been limited in practice this week.
Jacobs is only averaging 3.1 yards-per-carry this year when he is healthy, so his complaints won’t sit well with the Giants staff.