Ruckman Sam Jacobs has become a GIANT after the club completed a trade with the Adelaide Crows.

The club sent the GIANTS’ future fourth-round pick to the Crows in exchange for Jacobs.

GIANTS List Manager Jason McCartney welcomed Jacobs to the club.

“Quality ruckmen are highly sought after across the competition and we’re delighted Sam chose a move to the GIANTS,” McCartney said.

“We were keen to bolster our ruck stocks following the retirement of Dawson Simpson and we believe Sam has plenty of good football left in him.

“Not only has Sam forged a tremendous career across two clubs, he’s a quality person and the ideal fit for our club as we strive to continue to consistently play finals football.”

The 31-year old was selected by Carlton as a 2007 Rookie Draft selection and played 17 games for the Blues before moving to Adelaide where he became one of the league’s most dominant ruckmen. 

Through his 201 AFL game career, Jacobs has been in the Virgin Australia AFL All Australian squad three times (2012, 2014 and 2017) and kicked 48 goals.

Earlier today, the GIANTS secured another future fourth-round pick (tied to Melbourne) in a trade with Hawthorn for Jonathon Patton.

The GIANTS currently hold selections 6, 40, 59, 60, 80, 94 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft as well as a 2020 future fourth-round pick (tied to Melbourne).