Brandon Jacobs did not make many friends when he was with the San Francisco 49ers last season, and he probably didn’t make any new ones in the Bay Area this week.
Jacobs, who was suspended for the final three games of the 2012 season and released, says the 49ers didn’t want to release him during the season because they were afraid he would sign with another team and play against them.
“I didn’t think I was done because they didn’t want to release me,” Jacobs told the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “I was told point-blank, ‘Do I look like a fool? I release you and you’ll be with somebody else and come back and play against us? I felt good about it.
“I’m like, ‘I see, y’all are scared of me. It’s cool. I’m alright.”
Jacobs saw action in just two games after signing with the 49ers as a free agent, and he recorded 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 publicly voiced his displeasure for his lack of playing time 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 is now back in New York after signing with the Giants earlier this week.