This is off of rotoworld. In my league we can keep 2 players and right now my keepers would be jackson and edge, but I am thinking I could trade edge at the end of the year for a draft pick to someone who does not have 2 keepers. This is common practice in our league and is really interesting. I would then think about keeping Jacobs assuming Tiki really retires and the Giants do not go after a bigger fish. Thoughts on Jacobs potential and if he can be an every down back.
Here is the article
It's rare to see a seemingly big story come out of the blue in a media-driven market like New York, but that's exactly what happened Wednesday. The New York Times reported that Tiki Barber revealed Tuesday night at a promotional event for his children's book that he will likely retire following the season. Barber reportedly said he has "pretty much" made up his mind and "nothing" could force him to reconsider.
Even more shocking than a single newspaper breaking the story the morning after is that Barber is giving serious thought to stepping away at his absolute peak. Barber is 31 years old and running backs on the wrong side of 30 are more or less ticking time bombs, but he was a late-bloomer to begin with and has been playing at a Hall of Fame level for the past three seasons.
Barber's many off-field interests were cited as a reason to believe him more than the average athlete who talks of retirement in the middle of a great year and this story is sure to be examined further once the rest of the New York media jumps on it later this week. In the meantime, Brandon Jacobs' keeper-league value gets a major boost, as his owners start dreaming about what sort of production he'd be capable of without Barber around.