• Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

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Giant fans’, get ready to bring back your number 27 jersey. The Giants officially announced today that they have signed free agent Brandon Jacobs to a 1-year deal. Jacobs played a major role on the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl Championship teams, but will be used more for ‘security’ this season.

After David Wilson’s two fumbles in the season opener Sunday night, the Giants needed to do something. After working out numerous running backs, such as Willis McGahee, Tim Hightower, Jonathon Dwyer and Beanie Wells, the Giants opted to go with a familiar face who already knows the offense. Going with Jacobs allows him to step in right away, a huge advantage considering the lack of practices in the new CBA. Jacobs was last with the San Francisco 49ers where he never quite fit. He clashed with Coach Harbaugh and was inactive during their run to last years’ Super Bowl.

What Brandon Jacobs should the Giants expect to see? At 31 years old, Jacobs will not have that explosiveness he once did, but he still is a big body back who is tough to bring down. From 2005-2011, it was evident that some of the defensive players would be scared when he ran in their direction. If nothing else, Jacobs will be able to provide stability in the backfield, especially on passing downs. There is no doubt that Wilson is still the number one option, but if he fails to redeem himself, look for Jacobs to take on a bigger role.

Justin Lerner: PureSportsNY

By Vernon McKenzie

Graduate of New Institute Of Technology with a BA in Communications with a focus on Television Radio. Owner and Executive Producer of PureSportsNY

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