Brandon Jacobs believes he found a good situation playing a complementary role to Frank Gore in San Francisco.
Jacobs officially signed his $2 million, one-year deal and instead of splitting duties with Ahmad Bradshaw in New York, he’ll look for time in the backfield in San Francisco.
Jacobs is hoping to get the short yardage and goalline work.
“Well, being 25 or 35 pounds heavier than Frank, I'd hope I'll be the one to get it,” Jacobs said, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. “But Frank has done great in that area the last seven years. We came into the league the same year. He's done great. He has no issue getting in. It's whatever is best for the team.”
Gore rushed for 1,211 yards last season, the second-highest total in his career. But the club sees a definite role for the newcomer, who turned down a steep salary reduction from the Giants and was released.
“(Jacobs) has been productive throughout his career, and provides our offense a different dimension,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “We look forward to incorporating Brandon into our system.”
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