Can Brandon Jacobs make an impact in the NFL at his age?
Just last month former New York Giants’ running back Brandon Jacobs went on Twitter and talked about making a comeback as a defensive end after watching the Jacksonville Jaguars sign Tim Tebow.
“I think my ability as a defensive end, as an old man as they regard me, I think I can be one of the best in the league right now,” Jacobs said, via Houma Today.
The only experience Jacobs has on defense was in high school, for a total of three snaps.
“I played three snaps of defense and that was about it,” Jacobs said, regarding his high school career.
The only reason Jacobs decided to play for Auburn early on in his college career is because he wanted to play running back. If he would have signed on with Nick Saban at LSU he would have likely been moved to defensive end.
“Michael Clayton was one of the best quarterbacks in the state, moved to wide receiver. Corey Webster played quarterback at St. James, changed to cornerback. Marcus Spears played tight end, changed to defensive end,” Jacobs said. “That was one of the reasons I didn’t go. Looking back at it, I wish I had did it.”
What’s interesting is that there are three teams now interested in bringing Jacobs in to see what he can do in training camp.
Jacobs said his agent has heard from three teams who are interested in bringing him into training camp. No matter how his comeback quest goes, he is grateful for the life and family that he has.“I don’t want to throw names out there just yet because I was told not to, but it’ll be a shock,” Jacobs said. “If I don’t get an opportunity, it’s fine. I’m currently coaching high school football and running a youth program, which I’m perfectly content with doing the rest of my life.”
NFL training camps are about a month away from opening up. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.
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