Less than two weeks after putting a franchise tag on him, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] signed bruising halfback [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to a four-year, $25 million contract on Wednesday.
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The signing came less than two days before the start of the NFL free-agency period.
"I was confident all along that this was going to get done. I didn't panic one bit," Jacobs said in a statement released by the team. "I know the reason we did it the way we did; I knew I was going to be here. I was super-confident, and I am here. I'm happy about it."
The deal includes $13 million in guarantees. Jacobs will earn $15 million over the first two years.
Putting a franchise tag on Jacobs earlier this month guaranteed him a $6.6 million salary next season.
The 264-pound mainstay of the Giants' running attack the past two seasons, Jacobs signed the deal on Wednesday after the two sides hammered out the agreement over the past week.
"This team is full of young talent," Jacobs said. "We brought some great talent in here the last two years, and those guys are still learning and getting better. Our offensive line is great and will continue to be great. There are a lot of young guys on our team that are still playing great, great football. I'm looking for big things out of our football team next year."
Earth stays put.
Best fvcking move we could ever make.