The man who once threw his Giants helmet into the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium hopes to keep the thing attached to his head for at least one year after winning a Super Bowl ring there.
Running back Brandon Jacobs wants to stay with the Giants. And the Giants apparently want to keep him. The question becomes whether an acceptable financial arrangement can be reached.
Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the team and Jacobs’ agent spoke at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but that the two sides reached no resolution on his status for an eighth season with the team.
Jacobs, who turns 30 in July, is due to receive a roster bonus of $500,000 next month and a base salary of $4.4 million. With the Giants believed to be $9 million over the salary cap for 2012, they surely would like to reduce that number for a part-time tailback — especially since they can find younger, cheaper running backs via free agency or the draft.
With 571 yards rushing, Jacobs had his lowest output since 2006, the final year he served as a backup to workhorse Tiki Barber.