Brandon Jacobs, The Next Great New Orleans Saints Running Back

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Running Back Brandon Jacobs (Source: gacksports.com)

Last month I wrote an article about the Saints bringing back Ricky Williams of the Miami Dolphins, because I think he has a strong running style and has learned over time how to be a pro and take care of his body. Well, I think the same thing about the Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.

Jacobs would be another great choice at running back that could help the Saints in their quest for the ultimate prize and bring back the Lombardi Trophy. Jacobs looked good last year and is rumored to be unhappy with his playing time behind Ahmad Bradshaw.

If the Saints can sign Jacobs away from the New York Giants this off-season, it will also bring Brandon back to Louisiana, back near his home town of Houma, just a short drive to the Superdome. 

Jacobs, 28, has two more seasons to go on his contract with the Giants but I don’t believe he will be finishing that commitment in a Giants uniform.

Jacobs was very effective last season, no doubt, gaining 823 yards and averaging a career-best 5.6 yards per carry with 9 touchdowns. There is little doubt, though, that the Giants want to move away from Jacobs as the primary back (his 147 carries were his lowest total since Tiki retired.)

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