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Jacobs isn't interested in selling his soul

Posted on: March 1, 2012 4:25 pm
Jacobs isn't sure of the NYG want him back next year. (AP)
By Josh Katzowitz

When he’s not filling in for Jason Pierre-Paul as a wrestler for TNA, Brandon Jacobs likes to earn his living as a running back for the Super Bowl champion Giants. Though he’s supposed to make $4.9 million in 2012, the last year of his contract, the Giants have made it known they’d like to pay him less.

And while he has said he would take a cut in pay, Jacobs -- who restructured his deal last August -- there’s only so far he’s willing to go.

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“I want to stay in New York a whole lot, man, because this is where I started,” Jacobs told WNBC-TV on Wednesday (via the New York Post). “It’s a great organization. I got wonderful, great teammates. I won a second Super Bowl here with this organization. But I’m not willing to sell my soul, you know? It’s a great organization and I want to be a part of it, but if not, if they’re not feeling the same way, then so be it.”

Jacobs is scheduled to earn $4.4 million in base salary with a roster bonus due to him March 17, and the Post theorizes that if he and the team can’t agree to a restructure, the Giants might cut him in order to save the $500,000 bonus. Plus, you have to remember that Jacobs doesn’t always have the best attitude when it comes to his playing time or talking with his critics, and coming off the worst statistical season since 2006, Jacobs might have to settle for making far less money with the Giants or for leaving the team altogether.

For now, Jacobs isn’t sure of his future plans.

“I have no idea,” he said. “I don’t know what they’re thinking. I want to be here. If not, there are 31 other teams out there.

“As far as I’m concerned I got another year left on my contract. I don’t know why I’m sitting here saying all this stuff. If they want it to work out it’s going to work out. If they don’t want it to work out, it’s not going to work out. That’s all I can say.”

And if it doesn’t work out with the Giants and he has to go play somewhere else, Jacobs can take solace in the fact that he still, we assume, has his “fast-ass car.

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Since: Mar 2, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 5:32 am
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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:10 pm

Jacobs isn't interested in selling his soul

Sure cut him, then watch a team with RB struggles pick him up. The Packers would probably be able to use him. It's not the end of the world for the Giants or Jacobs, this might be one of those situations where it's best for both parties. Maybe he won't get the same contract, but he'll probably get something around it, just a bit lower and with a signing bonus.

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 6:00 pm

Jacobs isn't interested in selling his soul

I don't know what to think of a player that is willing to accept a pay cut. Does he sense that if the Giants don't keep him, no other team will ever get him? That's something to consider. His better days are on rearview mirror right now. Jerry Reese can do whatever it pleases him regarding Jacobs, but don't expect great performances coming from Jacobs. I don't think this is gonna happen. Go Big Blue!

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 5:40 pm

Jacobs isn't interested in selling his soul

Couldn't agree more. For that team, he is important. And you look around the league at guys like DeAngelo Williams and what they make, you wonder what they're thinking.

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 4:50 pm

Jacobs isn't interested in selling his soul

I don't pay that much attention to the Giants and their cap but are they really that up against it that they would cut Jacobs for half a million? It seems like such a small amount to save for losing such a decent puzzle piece.

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