The NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers will head into Week 15 without disgruntled running back, Brandon Jacobs, who was suspended by the team for the final three games of the season.
The 2 Time Super Bowl Champion took to social media last week to express his frustration with the 49ers after only playing in two of the 49ers first 13 games of the 2012 NFL season.
“I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners.” Jacobs wrote on Instagram, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “This is by far the worst year I ever had, I’ll tell you like I told plenty others.”
Jacobs spent his first seven seasons with the New York Giants where he won 2 Super Bowls, became the franchise record holder for most rushing touchdowns with 56, and rushed for a total of 4,849 yards. In one season with the 49ers, he has only 5 carries for 7 yards.
Just days after his Instagram rant and a twitter rant that followed, the 49ers announced that Jacobs would be suspended for the final three games of the year without pay which will cost him $167,000 base pay. The 49ers could have simply released Jacobs from his deal, which would have allowed Jacobs to possibly sign with and help another team through the remainder of the regular season and the postseason. The suspension, however, prevents him from signing with any other team and sends a strong message about conduct on head coach, Jim Harbaugh’s team.
When asked in a Monday press conference about Jacobs’ status with the team, Harbaugh ultimately dodged the question.
“I don’t … I really don’t have a comment for you on that at this point,” Harbaugh said, via Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. “No comment.”
The 49ers, coming off of a 27-13 win over the Miami Dolphins last Sunday will look to continue their winning ways without Jacobs this week against the AFC East leading New England Patriots.