Brandon Jacobs headed to the San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Jacobs, the running back with the most rushing touchdowns in New York Giants history has agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers.
The 29-year-old, 6’4, 264 pound bruising back has piled up 56 touchdowns for the Giants along with 1,000 yard rushing seasons in 2007, and 2008 according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Jacobs production has slowly tapered off over the past few seasons, however. He rushed for only 571 yards in the Giants 2011 Super Bowl campaign, and ran for over 100 yards in just one game. The Giants premiere back was Ahmad Bradshaw, although he didn’t improve the running game much either as the Giants were ranked dead last in the league in rushing yards.
Jacobs was set to collect a $500,000 roster bonus to go with his $4.9 million salary for the 2012 season, however, the Giants opted to release him instead. They did attempt to negotiate a one year deal estimated to be around $1.5 million, but Jacobs who was hoping for a multi-year contract turned down the offer and entered free agency.
The New York Daily News reported that the 49ers and Jacobs agreed to a one year deal worth just over $2 million should he meet all of the insentives included in the contract.
Jacobs who said that he grew up a 49ers fan is reuniting with former Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham in an attempt to boost a 49ers offense that struggled to move the ball efficiently.
The 49ers are loaded with running backs with Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon and Rock Cartwright. Jacobs roll will likely be as the power back on short yardage or goal line situations.