All it took for the New York Giants to keep Brandon Jacobs from hitting the free agent market was $3.36. Well, not exactly. But that’s what a New Jersey six-year old boy took out of his piggy bank to encourage Jacobs to stay with the team and then sent a letter to the new San Francisco 49ers running back that he tweeted.
While Jacobs was back in New Jersey to pack up, he kept his promise to meet the boy, Joseph Armento, according to The Sacramento Bee.
“He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids,” Julie Armento, Joseph’s mother, told the paper. “He really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing.” “When we first spoke, he said that he was genuinely touched by the letter, that it almost brought him to tears. “He said it came at just the right time for him.”
Jacobs took his young son and Joseph and his brother to a Jump On In bounce house and Joseph also received a signed Giants helmet and a $5 bill.