Brandon Jacobs was last seen in action in 2013, before he hung his boots up after a nine season long career in the NFL. Now, the former New York Giants running back is aiming to make a comeback.
Only last week, former quarterback Tim Tebow broke his retirement and came back to the league, signing a one year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he will be playing as a tight end.
On the heels of Tebow’s return, Jacobs himself is planning the same route- to come back to the NFL, and transform himself to a defensive end. Recently, the two time Super Bowl champion sent out a tweet, suggesting the same.
“Well since [Tim] Tebow came back after being off a good bit, I am announcing today that I (too) will come back,” Jacobs tweeted, “I will play defensive end for whatever team gives me a chance!!!”
I am serious about coming back: Brandon Jacobs wants to return as a defensive end
While at first this would come off as a funny banter or even a cheeky shot at the 33-year-old Tebow, Jacobs later followed up with another post, assuring that he is indeed serious about making a comeback.
“I am really serious about coming back as a defensive end. I can still run, I am strong and there’s no way Tim Tebow is a better athlete than I am. I just need a shot that’s it!! If I can’t cut it I’ll take it like a man. Just give me one chance that’s all!!” the 38-year-old added.
The towering 6 feet 4, 269 lbs athlete even posted a photo of himself later on, as well as tagging the franchise where he spent almost the entirety of his NFL career.
While many would raise eyebrows at Jacobs for being serious at making a comeback to the NFL at 38 years of age, the veteran did appear to be under intense training to get back in peak physical form and even discussed further about his return in a recent Instagram Live session.
A 2005 fourth round draft pick, Jacobs was one of the most prospectous running backs of that year, and became one of the stalwarts at the Giants, even winning two Super Bowls with the team in 2008 and 2012, both times against the New England Patriots.
The same year when he clinched his second Super Bowl ring, Jacobs was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for one season, before coming back to New York a year later, and announced his retirement in January 2014.