It's refreshing to hear a player say it was about the money

Every once in a while it’s refreshing to hear a player be straightforward and honest about a decision in free agency and admit it was about the money.

Because more times than not it’s about nothing but the money.

That’s what Brandon Jacobs admitted about his cross-country relocation to the San Francisco 49ers after a seven-season stint with the New York Giants that included two Super Bowl championships in the last four years.

The Giants cut Jacobs before having to pay him a $500,000 roster bonus in March but there was still a chance he could return to the team. It didn’t happen though.

It was just money,” Jacobs said on the new CBS’ show “Rome,” according to the Newark Star-Ledger. “That’s all it was, a couple hundred thousand (dollars).”

Jacobs opted to join the 49ers on a one-year deal. He will earn $1.575 million and if the deal tops out at $2 million. Meanwhile, the Giants moved quickly to replace him while also providing insurance for Ahmad Bradshaw as they used their first-round draft pick on David Wilson.

All over a couple hundred thousand bucks.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

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