Forbes recently revealed that the New York Giants franchise was worth upwards of $1.3 billion. Former running back Brandon Jacobs has a net worth of $21 million … and the cost of his "fast ass" Nissan GT-R? Approximately $100,000, which does not include a long list of mortifications that could potentially double that number. Yet, somehow, the two sides parted ways over what amounts to pocket change for them.
"It was just money, that’s all it was, a couple hundred thousand [dollars]," Jacobs told Jim Rome on Thursday.
With such an insignificant amount of money between the two sides, you'd think they would have been able to come to some sort of medium. At least Jacobs did, saying "you would think [they'd make it happen]" for such a small amount of money. Instead, Jacobs was allowed to hit free agency where he signed a one-year deal worth up to $2 million with the San Francisco 49ers.
Jacobs also recently revealed that had he returned to the Giants, he would have changed his number from #27 to #29 to honor former Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson.
In seven years with Big Blue, Jacobs rushed for 4,849 yards and a franchise record 56 touchdowns. He also hauled in 80 receptions for 730 yards and an additional four touchdowns. In 2007 and 2011, he helped the team bring home championship rings, defeating the New England Patriots in both Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.
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