“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!”
Jacobs, 31, recently underwent a recent knee surgery that is expected to require four months of rehab. On top of that, he will be an unrestricted free agent in just a matter of months and given that Jacobs was out of the league until David Wilson suffered an injury earlier this season, it’s unlikely that he would find much, if any, interest this offseason.
Jacobs career ends with 5,094 yards rushing with a 4.5 yard-per-carry average to go along with 60 career rushing touchdowns. He ranks No. 4 all time on the Giants rushing list and No. 1 rushing touchdowns.