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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Brandon Jacobs open to playing for Jets after ripping Rex Ryan

Overpaid players like Brandon Jacobs just don’t get it sometimes. When the team you are currently playing could decide you aren’t worth the nearly $5 million they would have to pay to retain you, it’s best to not burn any bridges across the league. That is especially true for someone like Jacobs, who won’t exactly have teams lining up to extend an offer. Just a couple of months ago, Jacobs had an unfriendly exchange with Rex Ryan after the Giants beat the Jets. All of a sudden, he says he’s open to playing for New York’s other team.

“It was a situation,” Jacobs said Thursday according to Newsday. “We were rivals then. There’s no apology needed.

“I like the way Rex handles his business. The guys on that team I know, know how I feel.”

Anyone picking up on a pattern here? Jacobs has always been known for saying dumb things, but lately he’s been quick to apologize and attempt to make amends for the annoying things he’s done. He knows the Giants have until March 17 to decide what they want to do with him. Jacobs could always restructure his deal with the G-Men, but Tom Coughlin might decide he doesn’t want to put up with his second-string running back complaining all season again if Ahmad Bradshaw is healthy.

Jacobs doesn’t run as hard as he used to, and if we know that he must know it. It’s likely that very few teams will be interested in his services, and if the Jets extend the offer he would have no choice but to consider it.

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