Former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs remains a free agent, and with a return to the team unlikely, he's been resigned to finding work elsewhere. Unfortunately, with little interest, the word "retirement" has come up a time or two. However, despite the situation in which he finds himself, Jacobs has continued to workout, stay in shape and keep himself prepared in the event a team calls. He's even run a few 40's — one of which was filmed and put on YouTube.
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"I just did that for fun wasn't really trying to prove anything," Jacobs tweeted in response to a fan after the video was posted.
At the 2009 NFL Combine, Jacobs ran between a 4.67 – 4.61 40-yard dash, but has been clocked as high as 4.51. A 4.40 40-yard dash would be, by far, his best recorded run ever. However, given the situation and the inexact method by which they timed his run, it's unlikely that it would have been an official 4.4 40.
Still, there's no denying that the monstrous back is in great shape and has incredible speed for his size. Even adding a quarter of a second to his run would put Jacobs in an elite size/speed category. And so long as his knees are healthy, it would be hard to image all 32 NFL teams passing on him as we entertain training camp and, subsequently, the preseason.
Although this video was merely done for fun, it might be exactly what B-Jac needs to reenter the minds of NFL GM's as they will undoubtedly look to fill spots with quality veterans as early injuries mount.
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