Brandon Jacobs is unhappy. In an interview with Men’s Fitness, Jacobs talked about the lack of carries he and Ahmad Bradshaw are getting.
“Well, he’s not being used as much as he can be, either. It’s a very confusing thing,” Jacobs said. “I’m just here, doing the best that I can do to help my team. I come out to win; it’s up to them whether or not they want to use me.”
“I just can’t wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know? Next year, hopefully,” said Jacobs, who is expected to return to action on Sunday against the Dolphins after sitting out the past two games with a knee injury. “This is a business and you have to look at it that way. I just want to get out there and show myself. It’s going to have to be for another team, but it is what it is. It comes with the territory.”
When asked if he sees himself with the Giants past his current contract, Jacobs said, “No, I don’t.”
The Giants owe Jacobs $500,000 in March as a roster bonus. The Giants could use that as an opportunity to cut him. He’s owed $4.9 million next season. Lots of money for a backup. Jacobs, I don’t think, is long for New York. I think he wants out, because he wants to be a starter. Will he find an opportunity? I don’t know. Teams are using the draft to find backs, especially the later rounds. Backs are cheaper and easier to find. Jacobs might want to try to stay in New York. If not, he might not get the money he’s looking for.