49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs for entire season
Although the San Francisco 49ers didn’t immediately release their grounds for suspending Brandon Jacobs, its most likely he was disciplined for a couple of recent public rants critical of the organization.
The 30-year-old Brandon Jacobs had been asking to be suspended after proactively venting out his frustration over lack of playing time in a series of posts on social media over the last month. During the weekend Brandon Jacobs engaged in another spat with a San Francisco 49ers fan who believed the eight-year veteran’s recently posted Instagram pictures from his time with the New York Giants were disrespectful to his current team.
"I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners," Brandon Jacobs responded to the fan. "This is by far the worst year I ever had, I'll tell you like I told plenty others."
Brandon Jacobs signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March, after being released by the New York Giants where he played seven seasons.
He has been griping about the limited playtime last month with reference to a never working ''in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should always be happy at work'' twitter post, followed by a series of other related content. However, later Brandon Jacobs stated that people shouldn’t “assume” he was referencing to his job or the San Francisco 49ers; and further down the road acknowledged that the tweets were referred to his brother's unjust boss.
Although Brandon Jacobs is the fourth-leading rusher in franchise history (with 4,849 yards) and posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the New York Giants during his 2007 and 2008 campaigns, the 2-time Pro Bowl champion saw his role diminish followed by a decline in production over the last four seasons. Last season, Brandon Jacobs has 571 rushing yards and seven touchdowns as a backup to Ahmad Bradshaw, who had been steadily rising at the New York Giants’ starting running back spots
However, Brandon Jacobs had to know he won’t receive much playing time in a crowded San Francisco 49ers’ backfield that already featured three-time Pro Bowler and one of the top franchise players Frank Gore. Since signing with the San Francisco 49ers, Brandon Jacobs has fit-in more like a fourth-string running back role, playing only two games with 5 carries for 7 yards.
After being suspended for the last three games of regular season, at the earliest Brandon Jacobs could return if the NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) reach the playoffs. However, seeing how the San Francisco 49ers have used him so sparingly throughout the season, its unlikely that he’d be activated for a high-contention game.