At 6’4 and 264 pounds, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs certainly fits the mold of a giant. But the former 1,000-yard rusher feels it is best for him to depart the team to show what he is really capable of.
"I just can't wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know? Next year, hopefully,” Jacobs said in an interview with Men’s Fitnesss magazine. “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."
As the backup to Ahmad Bradshaw, Jacobs restructured his deal this past summer to help the Giants re-sign Bradshaw. His frustration also extends to Bradshaw’s role.
“He’s not being used as much as he can be, either,” Jacobs said of Bradshaw. “It’s a very confusing thing.”
Jacobs, 29, is averaging 9.5 carries this season. He had a season high 16 carries for 50 yards in week two against the St. Louis Rams.
After missing the past two games with a knee injury, the former Southern Illinois player is ready to get back on the field.
“I’m back in the lineup Sunday, hopefully,” he told the magazine. “I feel good and don’t know what their plans are at this point. I’m just going out there and do what I can do no matter what the hell their plans are.”In 2010, Jacobs had 147 carries for 823 yards and nine touchdowns.