Former NFL RB Brandon Jacobs expressed interest on social media in making a return to the NFL as a defensive end after seeing Tim Tebow land a roster spot with the Jaguars as a tight end following a tryout.
Jacobs now says three teams have shown some interest in him.
“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 via Keyon K. Jeff of the Houma Courier. “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.”
Jacobs retired from the NFL in 2014 after a number of injuries and the last time he played defense was all the way back in high school.
However, at 6-4 and 256 pounds, the former behemoth running back believes he has the size to potentially make the transition.
We’ll see if he can convince a team to give him a shot.
Jacobs, 38, was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round out of Southern Illinois in 2005. After playing out his four year rookie deal, Jacobs was briefly franchise-tagged by the Giants before agreeing to a four-year extension.
Entering the final year of that deal, Jacobs was released by New York. He signed a one-year deal with the 49ers, then returned to the Giants on another one-year deal the following year. He retired in 2014.
Jacobs’ career ended with 5,094 yards rushing with a 4.5 yard-per-carry average to go along with 60 career rushing touchdowns.