Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has won a pair of Super Bowl titles in seven seasons with the team. And he intends to try to make it three out of eight.
“Well, I have spoken to my agent and I do expect to be fully back with the New York Giants next season,” Jacobs told Jim Miller and Rich Gannon of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, via Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “These guys in the front office, they’ve been doing this for years. They know what they gotta do. I want to be back. But they actually know what has to be done if they want me back.”
What has to be done is simple. Jacobs’ cap number needs to drop. And he needs to take less money. Due to earn a $500,000 roster bonus next month and a $4.4 million base salary in 2012, Jacobs costs too much to continue to be a No. 2 option on the depth chart.
Garafolo mentions that Jacobs doesn’t want to leave the New York area. Thus, if the Giants move on (and if Jacobs prefers not to move out), Jacobs could indeed be serious about the Jets, despite his past remarks about Rex Ryan.