In an interesting football move, the New York Giants and Brandon Jacobs agreed to a one year deal on Tuesday, September 10. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both parties agreed to the deal after a successful workout.
This is not the first time Brando Jacobs first stint with the team. Jacobs was part of two Super Bowl championships during his time with the New York Giants. From 2005-2011, Brandon Jacobs spent the majority of his time battering opponent’s defenses. However, he slowed down in his later years, and the Giants couldn’t let him go fast enough.
Now with David Wilson fumbling twice against Dallas and Andre Brown sidelined with a fractured leg, the G-men decided to bring back their former teammate. The Giants had six turnovers in week one and they currently sit at fourth in the NFC East rankings.
After his years with New York, Brandon Jacobs signed with the San Francisco 49ers. With all of their backfield talent, there was no room for the aging running back in the 49ers’ system. In fact, CBSsports.com noted that Jacobs amassed a total of seven yards in two games.
Let’s hope this move doesn’t come back to bite the Giants in the long run. Although David Wilson, fumbled in the first game, it doesn’t mean he’s not ready to make a large contribution to the Giants cause. Wilson is a game breaker and the Giants need to let him play through mistakes, just like Eli Manning.
The New York Giants face Denver on Sunday, let’s see if Brandon Jacobs can have an impact.