From Superbowl champion to third-string running back. That’s the situation that Brandon Jacobs finds himself in with the San Francisco 49ers, and he made no qualms about it via social media.
“I don’t understand why people are angry at me because I wanna do what I am paid to do, I am a competitive person, I think people should be mad if I didn’t wanna play, but I forgot the people that’s pissed they don’t have a athletic bone and their body,” Jacobs wrote on Twitter.
He then went on Instagram and answered a fan who asked him why he didn’t have any Niners’ photos in his account:
I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners this is by far the worst year I ever had, I’ll tell you like I told plenty others.
Jacobs has seen action in just two games this season, and he has seven yards on five carries. He spent the first six seasons of his career with the New York Giants, where he played in at least 11 games each year. In 2011, he rushed for 571 yards in 14 games.
He should be getting more opportunities now that backup Kendall Hunter is out for the season. And if he would accept his role instead of whining, Jacobs might even get a few carries in the playoffs for a Superbowl-contending team.