Giants’ Brandon Marshall says he’ll retire in two years

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Giants receiver Brandon Marshall thinks he has two more years of football left in him.

The 33-year-old Marshall said on Saturday that he expects to retire after the 2018 season.

“I’m gonna play two more years. That’s the first time I’ve said that. Two more years and I’m gone,” Marshall said.

Marshall played four years for the Broncos, two for the Dolphins, three for the Bears and two for the Jets before signing with the Giants this offseason. He still hasn’t played in a playoff game and wants to change that.

“I definitely think we have a team that’s going to be in position to win a Super Bowl,” Marshall said. “It’s extremely hard to win a Super Bowl. I’ve been in the league for 12 seasons now on some really good football teams, some really great organizations, and I haven’t been to the playoffs. That tells you how hard it is to make the Super Bowl. So I don’t throw that around lightly.”

Marshall said that after he retires, he plans to work full-time in mental health advocacy, a cause he’s been passionate about since publicly acknowledging his own struggles with mental health.

50 responses to “Giants’ Brandon Marshall says he’ll retire in two years

  1. Love him or hate him, this guy has had a hell of a career. His numbers are off the charts. It’s too bad he wasted the last couple years of his career with the Jets, if he had signed in NE he’d have something to show for it.

  2. He doesn’t realize it but his mental health career started when he became a teammate of # 13

  3. @thegronk

    Honestly, it’s probably because they’re the only team that stands a chance at beating the patriots for some reason.

  4. thegronk87 says:May 7, 2017 6:15 AM
    If he wants to win the super bowl, why did he sign with the giants?

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    Unless there is some other “Gronk 87” I’ve never heard of, Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots wears 87. I guess this guy is mocking the Patriots and happy about the Giants Super Bowl wins against them.

  5. Adding a weapon like Marshall on a team with a good qb and the league’s #2 ranked defense definitely improves their chances.

    Not to mention Eli will the best quarterback Marshall has ever played with. Plummer, Orton, Moore, Henne, Cutler weren’t exactly known for making receivers look good.

  6. Outstanding physical specimen. If he had better hands could have gone down as one of the best ever.

    Has improved his off-the-field issues & I hope he gets to play in the playoffs before retirement.

    – Jets Fan

  7. thegronk87 says:
    May 7, 2017 6:15 AM
    If he wants to win the super bowl, why did he sign with the Giants?
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    Two Super Bowl wins later and you just can’t put that 18-1 behind you.

  8. he plays like he’s been retired for last 3

    the rest of the nfc east eagerly awaits the implosion of the jints with this guy and beckham, 2 grade A headcases, in the same WR corps

  9. “That tells you how hard it is to make it to the Super Bowl “. Exactly!
    Which makes the Pat’s making it to 7 Super Bowls with one QB amazing. He should have signed with the Pat’s. Odds are in their favor to be back in the Super Bowl.

  10. The Giants are legit…..but I dont know if they have another SB left in them in the Eli era. They are close though.

  11. Giants haven’t won a playoff game in 5 years despite constantly getting the league office to sanction other NFC East teams for no reason. Sad!

  12. One of Marv’s best quotes –

    “If you say you plan to retire in two or three years, you’ve already retired.”

    Marv Levy

    In other words, he won’t be the same now.

  13. The Giants are a wannabe top franchise. Have one good season every 5 years and think they are the Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots or Packers. Please.

  14. Larry Fitz must be even more pissed that he shared the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year award with E-lie*

    #integrity
    #giantsarea345parkavenuehometeam

  15. The only reason to make a claim like this is to draw attention to yourself, and to take the attention away from your teammates. When Tom Brady says he’s going to play another ten years, he’s only saying that so people will quit asking him about it, because he doesn’t want to be a distraction from the team’s goals. Believe me, Brady had no intention of playing another ten years. This is a classic difference between a winner and a loser. Charles Barkley was the same as Marshall. Always talking about retirement throughout his entire career so that everybody talked about him all the time. He never won a championship. Then after he retired, he stayed in the news by constantly threatening a comeback, which never happened, but kept the focus on himself. Selfish people don’t do well in team sports. Guys like Brady do. Big talkers do very well in TV and other venues, but not team sports.

  16. Brandon Marshall is about 2000 yards from top 10 all time receiving. Yeah he makes a lot of noise sometimes but guy can play.

  17. Marshall is another elite who still looks for a SB win. Meanwhile the no name scrubs on the current Patriots team have at least one ring. With the Giants he has a good chance to win. They are loaded this year.
    At least Revis has a ring now. Ring or money.

  18. nsawins says:
    May 7, 2017 11:19 AM
    The Giants are a wannabe top franchise. Have one good season every 5 years and think they are the Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots or Packers. Please.
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    Unlike you I’m not a mind reader and can’t speak to what the Giants think. I can speak to what some of their adult fans think though and a Lombardi in each of the last 4 decades is something none of the teams you listed has managed. A little respect goes a long way son.

    BTW, with only TWO wildcard playoff wins in the last 20 years what are the Cowboys doing on that list of supposed ‘top franchises?’

  19. The only reason to make a claim like this is to draw attention to yourself, and to take the attention away from your teammates. When Tom Brady says he’s going to play another ten years, he’s only saying that so people will quit asking him about it, because he doesn’t want to be a distraction from the team’s goals. Believe me, Brady had no intention of playing another ten years. This is a classic difference between a winner and a loser. Charles Barkley was the same as Marshall. Always talking about retirement throughout his entire career so that everybody talked about him all the time. He never won a championship. Then after he retired, he stayed in the news by constantly threatening a comeback, which never happened, but kept the focus on himself. Selfish people don’t do well in team sports. Guys like Brady do. Big talkers do very well in TV and other venues, but not team sports.

    Dude, the article is about somebody but Brady…..did you forget other people play football too? Tired of the fanboys making everything about Brady……

  20. he’ll die his hair blond and stomp around the sidelines after another three and out.

  21. “He should have signed with the Pat’s.”

    Except most of his career he’s been an immature nutcase. I don’t ever remember hearing that the Pats had any interest in him.

    Glad he’s getting his mental health in order and has a post football plan but there was never any chance of the Pats signing him.

  22. nofoolnodrool says:
    May 7, 2017 12:51 PM
    The only reason to make a claim like this is to draw attention to yourself, and to take the attention away from your teammates. When Tom Brady says he’s going to play another ten years, he’s only saying that so people will quit asking him about it, because he doesn’t want to be a distraction from the team’s goals. Believe me, Brady had no intention of playing another ten years. This is a classic difference between a winner and a loser. Charles Barkley was the same as Marshall. Always talking about retirement throughout his entire career so that everybody talked about him all the time. He never won a championship. Then after he retired, he stayed in the news by constantly threatening a comeback, which never happened, but kept the focus on himself. Selfish people don’t do well in team sports. Guys like Brady do. Big talkers do very well in TV and other venues, but not team sports.

    Dude, the article is about somebody but Brady…..did you forget other people play football too? Tired of the fanboys making everything about Brady……

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    This must the 1 in 1000 posts I actually agree with TonesBones.
    He has a valid point that is relative to Marshalls’ comments.

    The truth of the matter is that no one cares all that much when Marshall retires, so he is trying to garner attention in spouting off about it.
    Everyone cares when Brady retires so the rest of the league will have a much better chance of winning a SB.

    If you don’t like reading about NE, then don’t visit the site. Simple solution

  23. Easy money if Giants play the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Brady freaks out when going up against the coolest customer in the house, Eli. Giants is a nice move for Brandon.

  24. Now the New Jersey Giants have 2 loudmouthed divas who love to show up their teammates, complain to the media, create locker room divides, and throw tantrums after every interception… FYI, Eli is well known for just throwing the ball up for grabs and costly, game altering interceptions…

  25. @thegronk

    Honestly, it’s probably because they’re the only team that stands a chance at beating the patriots for some reason.
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    Like the last time the giants and pats played? oh yeah, the pats won that one. Eli can always get a job as a fake memorabilia dealer when he retires.

  26. @ thegronk87

    I’m not a Giants fan but would you mind telling me who was the team the Giants beat in their last two Super Bowl victories.
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    Who cares? Can you tell me the last time the giants won a playoff game? Next year’s giants team won’t stand a chance against us.

  27. bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    May 7, 2017 2:23 PM

    Easy money if Giants play the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Brady freaks out when going up against the coolest customer in the house, Eli. Giants is a nice move for Brandon.

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    Too bad eli can’t make it it past the wild card round these days. He only reaches the super bowl when the NFC field is easy. Yeah, a real cool customer.

  28. Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 7, 2017 12:51 PM

    Dude, the article is about somebody but Brady…..did you forget other people play football too? Tired of the fanboys making everything about Brady……
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    As opposed to say being tired of the infantile trolling of a fan of a team New England owns that turns everything into an occasion to assault their fans? The Pats have bested your team so often all you are left with is taking child like shots at their fanboys. The Pats fanboys are pathetic but even they don’t get us laughing up our sleeves the way you do.

  29. thegronk87 says:
    May 7, 2017 3:14 PM

    Who cares? Can you tell me the last time the giants won a playoff game? Next year’s Giants team won’t stand a chance against us.
    _____________________

    Nothing says fanboy quite like comparing a regular season game to the Super Bowl and using the term “against us.”

  30. thegronk87 says:
    May 7, 2017 3:38 PM
    bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    May 7, 2017 2:23 PM

    Easy money if Giants play the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Brady freaks out when going up against the coolest customer in the house, Eli. Giants is a nice move for Brandon.
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    Too bad eli can’t make it it past the wild card round these days. He only reaches the super bowl when the NFC field is easy. Yeah, a real cool customer.
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    It’s your money. I’m way ahead on both of my Brady vs Eli Super Bowl picks. How’d it work out for you?

  31. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    May 7, 2017 4:26 PM

    It’s your money. I’m way ahead on both of my Brady vs Eli Super Bowl picks. How’d it work out for you?

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    Thanks buddy. My team is a dynasty and yet has been in the league for less time than the Giants. I really shouldn’t be talking football with fans of teams with fewer than 5 super bowls but got sucked in by the fans of the inferior teams. I should know better.

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    thegronk87 says:
    May 7, 2017 6:15 PM

    Thanks buddy. My team is a dynasty and yet has been in the league for less time than the Giants. I really shouldn’t be talking football with fans of teams with fewer than 5 super bowls but got sucked in by the fans of the inferior teams. I should know better.
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    Your team? Hardly. You barely qualify as a member of the bandwagon brigade. I do appreciate your vivid imagination, though.

  33. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    May 7, 2017 7:27 PM

    Your team? Hardly. You barely qualify as a member of the bandwagon brigade. I do appreciate your vivid imagination, though.
    _________________________________________

    Maybe instead I should get some fake memorabilia and become a Giants fan instead.

  34. thegronk87 says:

    Maybe instead I should get some fake memorabilia and become a Giants fan instead.
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    If you buy one of Eli’s “game used” helmets, be careful that you don’t wear it anywhere near a football field, or Belichick might think you’re Eli and try to video tape your every move.

  35. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    May 7, 2017 9:43 PM
    thegronk87 says:

    Maybe instead I should get some fake memorabilia and become a Giants fan instead.
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    If you buy one of Eli’s “game used” helmets, be careful that you don’t wear it anywhere near a football field, or Belichick might think you’re Eli and try to video tape your every move.

    ____________________________

    No, because belichick will know right away it’s fake. C’mon giants fan, surely you’re smarter than this, aren’t you?

  36. Dude, the article is about somebody but Brady…..did you forget other people play football too? Tired of the fanboys making everything about Brady……
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    But in fairness, he IS the greatest football player of all time and will be properly referred to as such on football telecasts for the rest of all our lives. So we might as well all enjoy his greatness if for no other reason than ones’ own sanity. Who wants to retreat into denial and misery every time they watch a game – for the rest of our lives – enjoy.

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