New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs doesn’t believe that his good friend Plaxico Burress will be returning to the Jets next season.
Jacobs was asked if Burress wanted to return to the Giants during last year’s offseason.
“Oh, no question, I know he did. I know he wanted to come to the Giants. We just didn’t think it was going to be able to be done financially. But he may be (back) next year, who knows?”
Burress of course ended up signing with the Jets who were able to offer him more guaranteed money then the Giants.
Burress had a solid season after serving time in a federal prison. He ended up with 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns for the season.
Jacobs doesn’t think it would be wise for Burress to return to the Jets and really doesn’t see it happening.
“I don’t see him back with the Jets next year at all,” said Jacobs, who speaks with Burress regularly. “I don’t know what he’s thinking, but I don’t see that. They’ve got a lot of things going on over there, and I don’t know if he wants to be part of that.”
Part of Burress’ lack of success this past season was the poor play of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
“I don’t see him there due to (the limited) success he had last year, and I don’t think it had anything to do with him,” Jacobs said. “And I’ll leave it at that.”
“How many receiving yards did he have last year? How many catches did he have? He’s a starting wide receiver — (45) catches. We got three guys, four guys on our team that have that. He’s a much better wide receiver than (45) catches, I tell you that.”
Jacobs did confirm that Burress will be in attendance for Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch between the Giants and Patriots.
“Yes, he will be here,” Jacobs said. “I do know that. He will be here.”
It seems like Burress is regretting his decision to not sign with the Giants after a recent conversation with Jacobs.
“I talked to him a couple of weeks ago, when we were playing the 49ers, and he was like, ‘This is crazy,’ ” Jacobs said. “Two of the teams he was looking at were playing in the NFC Championship Game.”
There’s always a chance Burress could still return to the Giants. Mario Manningham will be a free agent and the Giants may not be able to afford him. Burress could be a good replacement.