August 10, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs (45) carries the ball during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Jacobs Says He's Trying to Get Back in a New York Giants Uniform


The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and that’s something running back Brandon Jacobs has preached for quite some time now. After leaving the New York Giants a year ago due to a minor financial conflict, he spent the 2012-2013 season in a San Francisco 49ers uniform … and it wasn’t pleasant. The veteran running back was not happy about how he was used, voiced his displeasure and was eventually suspended and then released. Now a free agent, he’s looking to return to Big Blue.

Late Sunday night, Jacobs took to Instagram and expressed his desire to come back to the Big Apple, posting a picture of himself running over a member New England Patriots with the caption “Trying to get back in this uniform.”

This isn’t the first time Jacobs has mentioned his desire to return to the Giants, telling his close friends in mid-December that they’re the only team he’s willing to play for.

The Giants are in need of a veteran running back, and have worked out a couple, including Tim Hightower. However, there’s been little news or rumor that suggests they’ve considered or will consider reuniting with Jacobs.

Still, it would make sense. When healthy, Jacobs is a mean, physical back and a leader in the locker room. He understands the Giants’ offensive system, he’s clearly willing to fill a reserve role and, in all likelihood, would come at a minimum price. Perhaps most importantly, he could serve as an excellent mentor to David Wilson, teaching the youngster all he needs to know about blocking assignments.

In addition to his Instagram photo, Jacobs also tweeted that he’s excited to be returning to New York this coming weekend. So maybe, just maybe, we’ll hear something legitimate about a potential return.

(H/T to reader Kujo for bringing this to our attention)

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