“After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats. I’ve had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad. The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long. I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come!”
This statement, released by Giants running back Brandon Jacobs via Twitter late Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2014, came to many surprise of Big Blue Nation. Since his arrival in the NFL, Jacobs has been the definition of the power back that could fight for those extra yards each and every play, while running over some of the best defenders in the league with ease.
With two Super Bowl rings and nine years under his belt playing inspired football, the Giants’ back has deservedly ended his career at the age of 31, something unheard of in the modern day NFL for running backs.
He has left many wonderful memories while playing for the Giants, from trucking cornerbacks like no other to gaining critical first down’s in both Super Bowl victories. Jacobs will forever remain one of the Big Blue Nation’s favorite players from the 21st century. And even though he had played for the San Francisco 49ers during the 2012 season, Jacobs will forever be a Giant, and will no doubt be involved with the organization in any way he can in the future.
Congratulations to the retirement of one of the truest, more inspiring and exciting Giants’ players in New York football history. Big Blue fan’s will certainly continue to wear their Jacobs jersey’s for years to come.