Brandon Marshall landed on his feet after the Bears traded him to the Jets last offseason: He was just voted the MVP on a team that’s a win away from the playoffs.
But while Marshall is happy about how things turned out, he’s not happy about the circumstances that led to his departure from the Bears.
“I can care less about stats and the awards,” Marshall said. “I wanted my character to be rebuilt [in Chicago], and I did that. Then it was ripped away from me. So I’m still a little angry about that, but I’m just going to use that for motivation to keep going.”
Marshall had a reputation as a malcontent in Denver and Miami, his first two stops in the NFL. But for most of his tenure in Chicago, he was regarded as a veteran leader. It was only in his last year with the Bears, in 2014, that reports began to surface that he wasn’t seeing eye to eye with teammates and coaches.
Whatever went wrong in Chicago, with the Jets Marshall seems universally respected. He’s having a good season, and he’s a respected presence in the locker room as well.