Brandon Jacobs would consider a “fair” pay cut

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said at the Combine that he wanted to get running back Brandon Jacobs the ball more in 2011.   So would Jacobs be willing to do more work for less money?

Jacobs’ answer to’s Ohm Youngmisuk was surprising.

“Nothing is going to happen until the CBA stuff gets done,” Jacobs said. “And if they happen to ask to take the pay cut and it is an unnecessary amount, then absolutely not. But other than that, if it is something that can be done, then yes, then whatever is going to get the team going and winning.

“But once you take off an astronomical amount, that is not going to happen. I’d be open to it as long as it is fair to me.”

Jacobs is due $4.65 million next season.  The team would love to sign Ahmad Bradshaw and lower Jacobs’ contract number. They could also draft a rookie to pair with Jacobs.

Either way, it sounds like there is enough mutual interest here in working something out to bring Jacobs back.   Perhaps Jacobs didn’t need to say goodbye, after all.

5 responses to “Brandon Jacobs would consider a “fair” pay cut

  1. Brandon “let me throw my helmet in the stands” Jacobs has some serious growing up to do. He’s not even that good. He can be replaced with a mid third rounder. Let him go.

  2. He’s still a good running back, if he doesn’t try bouncing every play outside, and bouncing dumb statements off his tongue.

  3. This is about the most mature and realistic thing I have heard Jacobs say in a while, and that is a good thing. The guy still ran pretty well last year after he got the starting job back.

    Best thing the Giants could do is shave about a mil off of his number, get Bradshaw back in the fold, and draft a damn good tackle – either/both side – and pray for Seubert to get healthy.

  4. deanvernonwormer says: Mar 3, 2011 7:48 PM
    “He’s not even that good. He can be replaced with a mid third rounder.”

    Are alot of mid-third rounders averaging 5 or more yards a carry? No? Sit down then. Outside of 2009 if Jacobs has gotten more then 100 carries he average 5 yards per. Despite not being the starter for most of the year Jacobs averaged 5.6 per carry this past season. Only Jamal Charles had a better average for rb’s with over 100 carries.

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