Jacob joined Norwich City’s youth academy in 2011, alongside twin brother Josh and made his professional debut for the Club in January 2014.
After gaining experience on loan at sides including Swindon Town, Southend United and Coventry City, Jacob returned to Norwich’s senior side. Establishing himself as a first team regular, Jacob made 42 appearances in the 2016/17 season, scoring ten times.
Jacob’s impressive form saw him rewarded with a £12 million move to Premier League side Newcastle United in the summer of 2017. Jacob described the switch as his ‘dream move’, having supported the Club as child.
Jacob made 25 Premier League appearances for the Magpies in the 2017/18 season and looks set to remain a key part of their side this season, having made six appearances thus far in the 2018/19 campaign.
Jacob has represented the England national team since under 18s level. He was called up to the England u21s in 2017 and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championships with the side.