The Giants cut Brandon Jacobs in March when the two sides couldn’t agree on the appropriate degree of pay cut.
Jacobs said Wednesday the difference was fairly small.
Appearing on Jim Rome’s humbly titled show ROME on CBS Sports Network, Jacobs said “It was just money, that’s all it was, a couple hundred thousand.”
The veteran running back was due to make $4.4 million in base salary, with a $500,000 roster bonus. Jacobs said he was willing to take less, but after they couldn’t agree, he was released and the 49ers signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal.
Jacobs told Rome he didn’t want to leave the Giants, calling it “the nature of the business.”
When Rome asked: “For a couple hundred thousand bucks, wouldn’t you want to stay there? Wouldn’t they want you there?,” Jacobs replied: “You would think so.”
“I’m in a great place [now],” Jacobs said. “I’m not happy about it, but I’ve been there for seven years, won two Super Bowls.
“I wish I could have stayed, but I’m not complaining about where I am now, not at all.”
Jacobs, who turned 30 last week, probably shouldn’t complain. Pay cut or not, not too many backs his age are making the kind of money he’s making, much less with the opportunity to do so for a contender.