Brandon Jacobs Wants To Stay With Giants, Would Play For Rex’s Jets

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Brandon Jacobs, running back for the Jets?

The two-time Super Bowl champion says it’s possible — if he doesn’t return to the Giants.

“I want to be a Giant,” Jacobs told the New York Times on Monday.

Jacobs restructured his deal last offseason, allowing the Giants enough flexibility to re-sign Ahmad Bradshaw. He may be willing to do so again with $4.4 million remaining on the last year of his contract.

The backup running back would likely know his fate by March 17. That’s when his $500,000 roster bonus from the Giants would kick in. Jacobs said if he doesn’t return to Big Blue, he’d be open to staying in town and playing for Rex Ryan.

Wait, Jacobs would be willing to play for the same coach he came nose-to-nose with with on Christmas Eve?

“It was a situation,” Jacobs said. “We were rivals then. There’s no apology needed.”

After the Giants’ 29-14 victory over the Jets in December, Jacobs reportedly yelled “Time to shut up, fat boy!” at Ryan.

The coach then approached Jacobs with an expletive and the two went back and forth. Ryan acknowledged after the game that they “had a private conversation. He doesn’t like me; I respect him.”

Ryan may have been partially wrong in his assessment.

“I like the way Rex handles his business,” Jacobs told the Times. “The guys on that team I know, know how I feel.”

The 29-year-old rushed for 571 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011.

Jets fans, would you take Jacobs? Sound off in the comments below…

  • RoBob

    Absolutely not, Jets need to get younger. I really believe its time we gave Joe Mcknight his shot. Mcknight can turn into something

  • Gianluigi P Fusco

    i will take jacbos so the jets win the superbowl and the jets will sign peyton manning as their quaterback lets go jets sign jacbos .

  • JRey

    Jacobs is Done ??????? He just went to Disney World . He’s been a major part of the giants and will be next year !

  • Joe Holland Jr

    The Jets should go after the kid from Oregon ST in the Draft he is a reciever out of the backfield just like LT was in his younger days and has speed to burn. It would be a great pickup for the JETS on draft day if he is still around. And with the Jets saving money on the cap from last year they should definetly go after Mario Williams from Houston Texans. Rex you would love your Defense with him in there and so would all real true Jet fans. And i also heard some rumors about John Abraham might be available something to think about. What a passrush Mario and John coming from both sides.

  • Dan C.

    Thank You Brandon for 8 good years and part of two SB winning teams. But thats a long run for an NFL RB and I don’t think any NFL team is going to pay him like a starter anymore.

  • Nick G

    Absolutely not!!!!!!! This would be a horrible signing for the Jets. Brandon Jacobs is possibly the most overrated RB in the NFL.

    • peenolo

      I, totally agree this would be a no no . once and for all the jets should build through the draft, we need a right tackle more then anything and we all so need a tall physical receiver young strong fresh legs, still we would be in need of a few more players, lets just build. we’ve waited 40 plus years, we can do it right and probably end up winning a few super-bowls or at the least become elite team once and for all.

  • robin

    he washed up and he talks too much jets dont need him

  • H. Shafiq

    I definitely would take Jacobs. He would give the Jets that much needed rushing capacity up the middle as he has demonstrated throughout his career. Bring it on, Brandon!!!

  • ed

    Guess, you already forgot the meaning of FINISH….Maybe it’ll be a good more after all……all that hooray BIG BLUE..TEAM REPEAT YOU’D PROBABLY FIT RIGHT IN WITH the JETSY’S…..WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU GAME TIME

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  • Vision33r

    Jacobs is done, a guy during the regular season can only go North or South and not East to West well at all.

    The Giants need to get younger in the running back platoon, they got DJ Ware backing up Bradshaw. They need another reliable back to get reliable distance and a play maker.

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