Brandon Jacobs is a former New York Giants running back who played for the Giants from 2004-07 and for the New York Jets from 2008-09. He left the NFL in 2009 after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee. In 2010, he started his own company, Jacobs Training Systems, and has worked to develop a training program to help young athletes reach their full potential by increasing body strength, speed, and agility while reducing the risk of injury. Jacobs has been posting videos and blogs about his latest projects and what he believes are the keys to health and fitness.
Tim Tebow rose to national fame as a quarterback in the NFL, but despite his obvious talent, injuries and age eventually led to his retirement after brief stints with the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. In the ensuing years Tebow has found success as a broadcaster, pastor, author, and motivational speaker. Like Tebow, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is also a former All-Pro running back who took a hiatus from the NFL. Just like Tebow, Jacobs made a comeback at age 38, and like Tebow, Jacobs didn’t play running back in the NFL.
Brandon Jacobs, who rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2011 before being released by the New York Giants, has embarked on a new endeavor in his life: a comeback to the NFL as a wide receiver. Jacobs has been working out with Tim Tebow, who just happens to be the quarterback who helped Jacobs win a Super Bowl last year. Jacobs spoke to “ATSSportsBlog” about his training regimen with Tebow, who he described as a “fantastic role model.”
Tim Tebow returned to the NFL team after a nine-year hiatus. Earlier this month, the former quarterback signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars to try out as a tight end, and he seems to be in incredible shape for a 33-year-old. But Tebow isn’t the only former NFL player looking to try again in football. Brandon Jacobs, a former bullpen player who played eight seasons with the New York Giants, was inspired by Tebow’s return to the league. He was so excited that he announced his own comeback attempt on Twitter last week. And, like Tebow, he won’t be doing it at his old job.
Brandon Jacobs last played in the NFL in 2013
Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants breaks through the Dallas Cowboys defense in 2013 | Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images Jacobs was never the most talented runner in the NFL and wasn’t a coveted pick in your fantasy drafts, but any defender who has ever tried to tackle a massive runner in the open field can probably remember how difficult it was to take him down. The old giant spent eight of his nine NFL seasons at the Meadowlands. He has scored over 1,000 yards twice in his career and was a member of both Super Bowl teams in 2008 and 2012. At best, no one was better at scoring goals off three-yard balls than the 6-foot-3, 264-pounder. Jacobs ran for over 5,000 yards and 60 touchdowns in his career with the Giants. He retired in 2014 after being one of the most popular players involved in New York’s epic Super Bowl victories, and now he wants another chance.
Tim Tebow inspired Jacobs’ attempt to return to the NFL at age 38
Now that Tebow is back after a long absence, I am announcing today that I will be back as well. I will play defense for any team that gives me a chance!!! – Brandon Jacobs (@BrandonJacobs27) May 27, 2021 Jacobs hasn’t played professional football in eight years. He is now 38 years old and works as a youth coach in Atlanta, Guyana, but of course he wanted to get back on the field as a player. After Tebow signed with the Jaguars, Jacobs wanted to make his own statement. He wants to return to the NFL, but this time as a fullback. Now that Tebow is back from rest, I am announcing my return today. I will play fullback on any team that gives me a chance! Jacobs wrote on Twitter last week. Many of his supporters initially thought Jacobs was joking, but that wasn’t really the case. I really want to come back as a defender. I can still run, I’m strong, and Tim Tebow is definitely not a better athlete than me. I just need a shot and that’s it! !! If I can’t do it, I’ll take it like a man. Give me a chance and that’s it!!! he wrote in a later tweet.
Jacobs asks an NFL team to give him a chance
I really want to come back as a defender. I can still run, I’m strong, and Tim Tebow is definitely not a better athlete than me. I just need a shot and that’s it! !! If I can’t do it, I’ll take it like a man. Just give me a chance and that’s it!!! – Brandon Jacobs (@BrandonJacobs27) May 27, 2021 At 38 years old, Jacobs has little chance of taking a shot at an NFL team at this point in his life. But he’s more than confident he can still contribute to the team. I think I can do it, the body feels good, even at 38, Jacobs told Josina Anderson of ESPN. I now weigh about 60 pounds, the same weight as when I played running back. I’m switching positions now because I should have done so earlier, and honestly, a position I can play. People always said I was a runner in a midfielder’s body. It costs nothing to take me to training camp. It doesn’t hurt to see it. Not surprisingly, the first team Jacobs contacted was none other than the Giants. Hey, Tebow’s got a chance. Why can’t Jacobs do it? COMPARED TO: Giants first-round pick Kadarius Toney has already started his NFL career on the wrong foot
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