Brandon Jacobs

I just witnessed him live at Lucas Oil Field at the Super Bowl and Win in an awesome game with the Giants. Now he’s been traded to the 49’ers. He is excited for the challenge and opportunity. Pictured below, we hung out at the ESPY Awards after party for a minute.

Keith Middlebrook and Brandon Jacobs


Professional career

[edit]2005 NFL Draft

Jacobs was graded the 11th best running back available in the 2005 NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.[11] He was projected an early fourth round pick,[12] and was indeed selected early in the fourth round (110th overall).

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4⅛ in 267 lb 4.56 s 1.69 s 2.72 s 4.49 s 7.54 s 37 in 9 ft 10 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13]

[edit]New York Giants

Going into the 2006 season Jacobs stated that he studied film of famed power running back Eddie George in an effort to refine his running style. George, like Jacobs, was a large, power running back.[14] In the 2006 season, Jacobs carried the ball 96 times for 423 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He added 11 receptions for 149 yards.

With the retirement of Tiki Barber, Jacobs took over the starting running back spot for the Giants in the 2007 season. He injured his knee in the first game of the season against theDallas Cowboys, but returned four weeks later against the New York Jets to rush for 100 yards and a touchdown. Jacobs would miss two more games later in the season with a hamstring injury, but finish the regular season with rushing totals of 1,009 yards and four touchdowns on 201 carries. He also added 23 receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Jacobs scored the winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Jacobs started every game in the playoffs as the Giants won Super Bowl XLII.

Jacobs underwent wrist surgery during the 2008 offseason.[15] He returned to play all of the preseason, but missed two games in the regular season due to recurring difficulty with his knee. He finished the 2008 regular season with 219 carries for 1089 yards and 15 touchdowns, similar yardage to 2007, but many more touchdowns. In 2008, he and Derrick Ward became the fifth pair of teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.

He was the “Earth” in the running back corps of the Giants nicknamed “Earth, Wind, & Fire” with Derrick Ward (Wind) and Ahmad Bradshaw (Fire). He is also nicknamedJuggernaut because of his ability to break multiple tackles and the difficulty in bringing him down due to his impressive size for a running back.[16][17] Similarly, he has been dubbed “The Creator”[18] by the satirical sports website Ramon Hernandez Put Down The Gun, and is considered complementary to Justin Tuck, who is known as “The Destroyer.”[19]

On February 13, 2009 the Giants placed the Franchise Tag on Jacobs. He signed a four-year, $25 million dollar contract with the Giants a week later and had most of the carries that season.

On December 31, 2009, Jacobs was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.

On September 19, 2010, Jacobs threw his helmet into the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium and was fined $10,000.

On November 24, 2010, Jacobs was announced back as the number one running back for the Giants against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[20]

The Giants released Jacobs on March 9, 2012.[21]

[edit]San Francisco 49ers

Jacobs signed with the San Francisco 49ers on March 28, 2012.[22]

Brandon Jacobs

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