NEW YORK (WFAN) — Plaxico Burress back with the Giants?
There was a chance last offseason when the wide receiver was released from jail after 20 months on a gun charge. According to Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, don’t count out a reunion this offseason, either.
“I know he wanted to come to the Giants,” Jacobs said Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. “We just didn’t think it was going to be able to be done financially. But he may be (back) next year, who knows?”
In late July, Burress turned down a deal from the Giants — good for one-year, $1 million plus incentives — for the Jets’ one-year, $3 million offer.
Jacobs doesn’t think his good friend will re-sign with Rex Ryan’s bunch, especially with all the drama in Florham Park.
“I don’t see him back with the Jets next year at all,” he said. “I don’t know what he’s thinking but I don’t see that. They’ve got a lot of things going on over there, and I don’t know if he wants to be part of that.”
The 34-year-old had 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns for the Jets in 2011.
Considering three of those touchdowns came in Week 7 against the San Diego Chargers, the big red-zone target only managed to haul in five scores from quarterback Mark Sanchez over the other 15 games.
“How many receiving yards did he have last year?” Jacobs asked. “How many catches did he have? He’s a starting wide receiver. … He’s a much better wide receiver than (45) catches, I tell you that.”
Burress, who hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, will be in attendance to root on the Giants Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI, Jacobs said. Burress caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Eli Manning to beat the New England Patriots four years ago in Super Bowl XLII.
But what about Jacobs’ future with his team?
“It definitely motivates me to go out with a bang,” Jacobs said of his last game under contract with Big Blue. “If it is, I’ll leave with a Super Bowl ring.”
He added: “I’m sure something is going to get worked out and things will be fine. You just have to let it take care of itself. I am playing in the Super Bowl for the New York Giants, and if that is the way it is, there is nothing I can do. I am trying to do as best I can to help this team win.”
Giants fans, do you want Plaxico back? How do you feel about Jacobs’ comments, Jets fans? Sound off below…