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Jacobs wants another 3-4 years

Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants runs

Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford. (Aug. 22, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty

Brandon Jacobs said that he worked harder this offseason than he ever has before. But it sounds like he wasn’t doing it for the 2011 season only. Jacobs sees the future, he knows that when a running back hits 30 the wheels can often fall off, but he wants to continue playing in the league for another three or four years. Now 29, he has two years left on his current Giants contract.

“I know there are a bunch of things that are going to be coming up here,” he said of the reason why he worked so hard during the offseason, perhaps even with the hint of a suggestion that he thinks this could be his last year with the Giants. He did agree to a restructured deal with the Giants this offseason that trimmed his base salary but added incentives that could land him more money than he was due to earn.

“The nature of the business kind of tells you what you have to do," he said. "The way things go and it being a money-driven business … I want to give myself the best chance that I can possibly give myself, and my family, to have another solid three to four years left in this thing.”

Whether those come with the Giants or not, who's to say right now.


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