As Giants running back Brandon Jacobs begins to come to grips with the fact that a $500,000 roster bonus and a $4 million base salary and a looming 30th birthday could result in the end of his tenure with the team, Jacobs would be willing to stay in the same stadium.
As a member of the Jets.
Jacobs has expressed interest in playing for the Jets less than two months after telling coach Rex Ryan, “It’s time to shut up, fat boy” after the Giants beat the Jets on Christmas Eve. Jacobs also said after the game that “Rex Ryan is a disrespectful bastard,” and that the “Jets have a big mouth, big belly coach that talks too much.”
So what has changed?
“It was a situation,” Jacobs told the New York Times regarding his post-game spat with Rex. “We were rivals then. There’s no apology needed.”
So does Jacobs mean that Rex doesn’t need to apologize, or that Jacobs doesn’t need to apologize? Either way, Jacobs apparently thinks no one needs to say they’re sorry.
“I like the way Rex handles his business,” Jacobs said. “The guys on that team I know, know how I feel.”
Here’s how Jacobs likely feels: He’ll play for any team that wants him and that will pay him something more than the one-year veteran minimum.