Jacobs said he’d consider playing for the PackersMarch 9th, 2012 at 5:23 pm by justinfelder under Sports, Uncategorized
Green Bay isn’t known for forays into free agency, nor do they seem to be in the market for a veteran power back. That said, Brandon Jacobs said last season he would welcome a chance to, one day, continue his career in the Green and Gold. On Friday, New York Giants released Jacobs after seven seasons. He’s the fourth-leading rusher in Giants franchise history.
After losing to the Packers in Week 16 of the 2010 season, Jacobs and the Giants were snowed in and forced to spent some extra time at the team hotel in Appleton. FOX 11′s Ben Krumholz caught up with Jacobs the Monday after the Giants’ loss, and asked about if Jacobs would ever consider playing in Green Bay.
“If push came to shove and Green Bay offered me an opportunity to extend my career as a Packer, you know, count me in,” said Jacobs on December 27th, 2010.
According to the AP, Jacobs wanted to work out a new deal with the Super Bowl champion Giants, but couldn’t get a deal done.
“Out of every place we play, [Green Bay] is a place I actually respect the fans and the people the most,” said Jacobs back in December 2010. “You know, it’s just all-American people.”
The Packers are scheduled to visit the Giants in the upcoming season, and could be and appealing candidate to face the Giants in the NFL’s season opener.