New Niners RB Brandon Jacobs Happy to Be in the Bay

Brandon Jacobs is hoping to add some punch to the Niners run game, and as the team announced the deal Friday, Jacobs threw a number of compliments at the team.

“The 49ers are a great organization,” Jacobs said on Friday. “I’ve played against the 49ers year in, year out, and it’s always a great challenge. It’s a great football team, great ownership and a team that’s on its way up to a championship.

“It’s a good football team and really close. And I felt wanted. I felt they really wanted me around and I was excited about it.”

Jacobs is fourth in Giants’ history with 4,849 rushing yards and is the team’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 56. Jacobs twice topped 1,000 yards rushing (2007, 2008) his 15 rushing touchdowns in 2008 was the second-highest single-season total in team history.

Jacobs added 461 yards and four rushing touchdowns in 10 post-season games, including 23 carries for 79 yards in two Super Bowl wins over the Patriots.

Released by the Giants after failing to agree to a restructured contract, Jacobs agreed to terms with the 49ers on March 28. Jacobs acknowledged on Friday that he grew up rooting for the team.

“When I chose them as my team, I barely knew anything about football,” Jacobs said. “I was only 8 years old and only liked their uniforms. That’s what drew me to the 49ers. And I stuck with them. I even found myself cheering for them on like Sunday nights when we weren’t playing against them, seven years deep into the NFL. I was a really big fan.”


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