Jets’ Marshall: “This will be my last team”
Newly acquired New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall has announced that under whatever circumstances, the Jets will be the last team the veteran plays for.
Marshall was doing a Q&A session with his fans on Thursday, when one fan asked:
@BMarshall What team will you retire with when you end your career?
— Jordan Thurow (@jmthurow94) July 17, 2015
Shortly after, he responded with:
If I'm cut tomorrow. I'll retire. This will be my last team⛳️ https://t.co/DSCeBs3iSU
— Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) July 17, 2015
Marshall was traded to the Jets back in March, when the Bears shipped him along with a seventh round pick in exchange for New York’s fifth round draft pick.
The wide receiver was on the trading block for some time, as he requested to be moved. Many speculated that he would be sent to New England or Seattle.
Last season with Chicago, he played in a career low 13 games, accumulating 721 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He was playing alongside struggling quarterback Jay Cutler, who had a below average year, throwing a league leading 18 interceptions. Marshall and Cutler had their disputes on-and-off the field, which was most likely the reasoning behind him requesting to be traded.
Marshall, who is 31 years old, is entering his tenth season in the league, and while many believe he is on the decline, many still believe he has a lot left in the tank. He still can produce at an above average rate as long as his health is not an issue. Health has been a problem for the wideout in the past, but last season was the first time he missed time since 2010.
Marshall announcing that the Jets will be his last team is good news for New York. Things must be clicking there, and we may get to see the vintage Brandon Marshall that was not evident over the past few seasons.