Earlier this week, retired New York Giants working again Brandon Jacobs revealed that he’s eyeing an NFL comeback at defensive finish.
The choice was impressed by the current return of Tim Tebow, who was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a good finish.
“Effectively, since Tebow got here again after being off a very good bit, I’m asserting at this time that I, too, will come again. I’ll play defensive finish for no matter staff offers me an opportunity,” Jacobs tweeted. “I’m actually critical about coming again as a defensive finish. I can nonetheless run, I’m robust and there’s no approach Tim Tebow is a greater athlete than I’m. I simply want a shot, that’s it! If I can’t lower it I’ll take it like a person. Simply give me one probability that’s all!”
Jacobs admits that your complete factor began out as a joke, however after receiving encouragement from his youngsters, he determined to provide it a professional shot.
“It began off as a joke and ended up critical. I’m lifeless [expletive] critical,” Jacobs mentioned in an Instagram story.
Jacobs’ choice to return induced a quick and torn response on social media. Many dismissed it as a publicity stunt or blamed it on Jacobs’ monetary standing (he confused that’s not the case), whereas others have been fast to throw their help behind the 38-year-old.
Get it executed BJ. https://t.co/6B4OrKHHHZ
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) Might 27, 2021
Jacobs noticed extra help all through the week, together with from retired NFL punter and podcast extraordinaire, Pat McAfee.
“If Brandon Jacobs can get on the market and sort out the quarterback — there ain’t a single coach on earth that may give a single [expletive] that he’s a working again or previous,” McAfee mentioned on The Pat McAfee Present. “Can he sort out the quarterback? Get his [expletive] on the market.
“I do just like the thought that if Brandon Jacobs thinks he can do it, I feel he can do it too. That’s how I really feel.”
Jacobs has been arduous at work for the reason that announcement and predicts that he’ll solely want two months to get again into soccer form.