Jets give Brandon Marshall a raise

AP

The Jets want to keep veteran receiver Brandon Marshall happy.

As a result, they’ve given him a raise, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Under Marshall’s old contract, which the Jets assumed when they acquired him in a trade with the Bears, he was due a maximum of $24.3 million over the next three years. Now Marshall could make as much as $26 million in the next three years. The Jets have also added $1.3 million in full guarantees to Marshall’s deal.

For 2015, Marshall has gone from a $7.5 million base salary and $200,000 workout bonus to a fully guaranteed $9 million base salary, with no workout bonus. Marshall is getting an even bigger raise in 2016, when he goes from a $7.9 million base salary to a $9.5 million base salary.

Marshall did, however, accept a pay cut from $8.3 million to $7.5 million on his 2017 base salary, perhaps an indication from both sides that by then Marshall will be in his mid-30s and not the same player.

Overall, this is a great deal for Marshall and a surprising move for the Jets, who could have simply told him that he was stuck playing for the contract he already signed. They obviously don’t want Marshall to become disgruntled, and they’re willing to spend some money to make sure he’s glad to be a Jet.

94 responses to “Jets give Brandon Marshall a raise

  1. What a great idea give an aging receiver that has done nothing as a jet a raise. Same old Jets, same old results. The Jets make it too easy to make fun of them.

  2. “…They obviously don’t want Marshall to become disgruntled, and they’re willing to spend some money to make sure he’s glad to be a Jet.”

    Wonderful…getting a raise to throw whoever’s at QB under a bus like he did in Miami. Good luck, Jets fans!

  3. He’s not “glad to be a Jet”, he’s glad he’s getting paid.

    NOBODY is “glad to be a Jet”.

  4. Of course he is glad to be a Jet. It lets him be a media darling, which is very important to both him and his wife.

    Alas, he could avoid the media scrutiny in Chicago but won’t in new York/New Jersey.

  5. See Adrian, some teams do increase players pay. Just not ones that whip little boys to bloodshed.

    Lol jets though, giving a raise to a player before a snap just so he shuts his mouth.

  6. By the end of 2015 season, the weirdest mental issues will surface again. History will repeat itself. Brandon will become a cancer in the locker room. EPIC RANTS to come..

  7. The Pats do this sort of thing regularly…
    …for players that have worked their butt off and already produced on the field for the team…
    … And are not already being paid at the top of the scale (Nink, Chung).

    Good move Jest!

    Sincerely,
    A Pats Fan

  8. I swear being a fan of this team must be like experiencing a death in the family every weekend…

  9. They better get him a QB, because he’ll be wasted talent with Geno Smith being the supposed QB.

  10. So people are getting their panties in a wad for the Jets giving essentially what amounts to a raise of under $2 million on a 3 year contract and guaranteeing some of Marshall’s money? Get a life guys.

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  12. Thee Jets promised Marshall they would sweeten his deal before the trade, because the Bears basically told him he could go make his own deal. He’s still productive, has a market contract, has behaved himself the last few yrs, and it cost 1.7 mil. I think he even moved in with GSmith. What’s the big deal?

  13. $1.3 million more in guarantees and about $1.5 million more in base salary in the grand scheme of things is couch change for the team, yet is a significant amount of money and a significant gesture from Marshall’s point of view.

    His play and overall behavior probably don’t warrant a raise, but if the Jets can give him a raise that’s an insignificant amount to the team but will put him in a better place personally and make him more productive on the field and less of a distraction in the locker room, why wouldn’t they do it?

  14. The money will make him happy for a few weeks. Once he has a few games with whichever lousy qb they start, the money will be long forgotten. Just wasted a couple million dollars to keep a diva happy for a couple weeks in the off season.

  15. Marshall may be gruntled for a little while now, but fear not — he will become disgruntled soon enough, and we’ll all be reading about it.

  16. There was a reason WHY Bears gave him up for nothing
    (fifth round draft pick)

    There was a reason WHY Dolphins gave him up for nothing
    (third round draft pick)

    you will soon realize why Jet’s fans

  17. He is receiving $26mm from the jets broken down as follows:

    He is being paid $2 mm to play football.
    And $24 mm just to live in New York

  18. @tedmurph Agreed. He wasn’t trouble for the Bears, played hurt, blocked downfield and tutored other players. He can still play and the Jets, I’m sorry to say it, are better off with him at any price.

  19. Trivia question for the PFT posters:

    Many players have played for four or more teams, but only four players have done so by being traded three times. Brandon Marshall is one (Denver to Miami to Chicago to New York Jets).

    Can you name the other three players?

  20. Trivia question for the PFT posters:

    Many players have played for four or more teams, but only four players have done so by being traded three times. Brandon Marshall is one (Denver to Miami to Chicago to New York Jets).

    Can you name the other three players?
    ————————————————————————-

    Randy Moss is 1

  21. Brandon Marshall brings more than his prime value on the field. He’s a smart, seasoned veteran, who brings skill and wisdom to the offense, ultimately, the team.

    This is a win for an organization headed in the right direction. It’s good to see teams do things for reasons, other than, because they can. Other players watch what goes on.

  22. Now that the peanut gallery has chimed in, let’s see how the season plays out. Got a feeling you experts might be eating crow.

  23. Sounds like a good deal for Marshall. Not sure why more players don’t demand their contracts be frontloaded while they’re in their prime and taper off towards the end so teams are less likely to release them later. I think it makes both the team and the player more likely to honor the deal they signed.

  24. Hey, You, Jets Fan….yes, they moved the money around, and in doing so guaranteed he’d get it as opposed to NOT getting it when he’s waived in the 2017 Season….DOH!!!!!

  25. Some of you kids still don’t understand the business of the NFL.

    You don’t even know if Marshall or his team initiated this restructure.

    It could very well have been the team approaching them, and language that never made it to this article was the reason they wanted it.

    Maybe it gives them more flexibility. No one knows until they read it, and the old one.

    So they gave him a little more guaranteed to make him willing to help them. And then the agent gets to say that he once got his client with three years left on the deal a raise.

    It’s a win win win.

  26. No one realizes the one fact.

    They are paying him while he is in his prime right now and they are going by when he is past his prime. If he’s still playing well in 2017 we either have him playing for cheap, or we can trade him for picks while he still has value if he isn’t happy with his money.

    This isn’t a bad move at all, and it was a part of the trade deal. But all the Jets haters can see is that we paid for “psychotic Brandon Marshall.” even though, he has stayed out of trouble for the past few years. A lot of commenters here were probably calling him a great leader when he had that outburst last season, now that he’s on the Jets it was a bad thing.

  27. 1.3 million is a decent role player to add some depth. Jets spend 1.3 million to make a locker room cancer happy. Pats spend 1.3 million on spikes.

  28. He has no guaranteed money after this year anyway. This reworking of the contract was part of the trade back in march probably cuz other teams were involved for his services and Jets had to sweeten the pot a little. They couldn’t touch the contract until now though. Any way you look at it, to get Marshal for a 5th round pick is a steal and 99% of you haters would take him on your team in a heartbeat. Its amazing to me that all the haters on this site never take time to learn the facts of the subject before they comment. I’d be embarrassed to comment on something I had no clue about for fear of being wrong and looking like an idiot but that doesn’t stop them, go figure.

  29. “…They obviously don’t want Marshall to become disgruntled, and they’re willing to spend some money to make sure he’s glad to be a Jet.”

    Wonderful…getting a raise to throw whoever’s at QB under a bus like he did in Miami. Good luck, Jets fans!”

    Or like in Chicago, Cutler was suppose to be his guy. Or in Denver with Kyle Orton. Simple put the guy is never happy with who is throwing the ball. I blame is illness and hope he gets better. His first year in Chicago was easily his best their because he had Cutler and Lovie Smith to keep him in check. He needs two people to keep that ego in check. A Head coach and a QB, if it’s only a one on one pray for that individual because it’s not a one man job.

  30. Are you sure Mike Tannenbaum isn’t still GM? Are you sure this isn’t just a leftover article about Laveranues Coles?

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  32. And Geno is gonna be tossing him the ball?? Well for first 3 games anyway. Lol

  33. Bears decided he wasn’t worth the money and went younger and cheaper, plus they will have to invest in Jeffery once season is done. Not only did Jets keep the old newly signed contract but they increased it? Baffling. Granted he is a good receiver but showed age and injury. But to convert it to fully guaranteed……

  34. answers to trivia question

    1. Randy Moss (but don’t remember the teams in the proper order)
    2. Darrell Revis (Jets to Bucs to Pats to Jets)
    3. Terrell Owens (But don’t remember the teams in the proper order….I know his last team was Bills, but not the others…Cowboys in there somewhere)

  35. How does the Jets do this ? They aren’t Cleveland-ish anymore since they changed the complete management team.

  36. I think the Jests paid him the extra money to offset the Fines he is going to get for being a selfish Diva and wearing Gold shoes and other Uniform Violation. Good Cause for Mental Illness and he is not a bad guy, but somehow every mid-season Marshall self disrupts and causes team division. The Bears and Dolphins know this… The Jets will too and they are not even getting half the player he use to be skill wise!

  37. Didn’t TO play for the Bengals @ the end for a bit too?

    So hard to remember, lol.

  38. Don’t know the answer to the trivia question, but I think Moss is right. Revis was neither traded to the Pats nor the Jets. Don’t think Owens was traded 3x either, although he played for a lot of teams.

  39. This guy is a psychopath, a locker room cancer and a complete diva. Why in the world would the Jets do this – they already gave up something to get a guy they could have gotten without sending a pick, as the Bears were set to release him as they were tired of his act. So darn stupid it is unfathomable.

  40. Must be rewarding him for bringing his long history of playoff success with him to the Jets.

    /sarcasm off

  41. “Brandon Marshall brings more than his prime value on the field. He’s a smart, seasoned veteran, who brings skill and wisdom to the offense, ultimately, the team.”

    ——————–

    Ha Ha! Apparently you haven’t followed his NFL career?!?!? The dude has never been fast and he’s already starting to slow down into a plodding possession WR. Sometimes it’s too easy to remember the play when they were young and think they are still the same in their 30’s.

    With both Harvin and Marshall, the Jets are about to learn the hard way.

  42. The lack of knowledge in the majority of these posts is extremely hilarious. I see the trolls are out in full force. 1,The ever so slight raise still has Marshall under his value as a football player. 2, There are people in the organization who have been with him at some of his previous stops, namely HC Todd Bowles. So it’s safe to say that they know what they are getting. 3, If you don’t know squat about BPD or the other more serious mental illnesses out there, maybe you shouldn’t comment at all. He’s no psychopath and he damn sure isn’t killing dogs or worse. The fact that this man sought out help for his problem and actually accepted it for what it is, is almost a miracle in itself!!!! Brandon looks like a saint compared to most of the posters on here.

  43. This move is testament as to why the Jets are an unstructured, undisciplined organization that will be lucky to break .500 this season.

    Why give an unnecessary raise to an aging WR?

  44. The raise comes with a megaphone Marshall can use to trumpet how he hates Geno after the team starts 1-3 or worse.

  45. Rookie GM Maccagnan absolutely crushes the draft and the offseason, and now he makes one innocuous move like this, and it’s “Same Old Jets”? Get a life, all of you.

  46. No problem with this but what are they thinking about the offensive line.!? LT done this year and Mangold is falling of the cliff

  47. coreycroom says:
    May 30, 2015 11:02 AM
    The Pats do this sort of thing regularly…
    =================================

    They sure do. Biggest cheaters in professional sports. Asterisk everywhere the name appears.

  48. Teddy Buy Me A Bruschi says:
    May 30, 2015 5:28 PM
    With both Harvin and Marshall, the Jets are about to learn the hard way.
    ================================

    Maybe you’ve been very busy keeping a log of the Patriots cheating. I know that keeps you so busy that you didn’t hear the Jet released Harvin about two months ago.

  49. Won’t miss him here in Chicago.
    The Bears just drafted a younger and faster version without the mental baggage.

  50. With a 10 TD average in Chicago over the past three seasons, I’d say, yes, Marshall deserves all he can get. Why did Chicago/John Fox let him go? SMH Geno: if you can’t make it in NYC/Jersey with Brandon, then you should go home to Miami.

  51. “Maybe you’ve been very busy keeping a log of the Patriots cheating. I know that keeps you so busy that you didn’t hear the Jet released Harvin about two months ago.”
    ————–

    I know this. My point was that they will have had to learn it 2 years in a row. 1 year with Harvin and now this year with Marshall. You really think the Harvin thing wasn’t a bad trade? Most teams don’t get rid of WR’s they traded for after 1 year unless there was a problem.

  52. @Teddy Buy Me A Bruschi

    To answer for a fellow poster and squash your hopes and dreams. The Harvin trade had only 2 negatives to it, a lost 6th round pick and just over 6 million of cap space that could have been spent this season instead. He was not the cancer you or the media make him out to be. If Percy is so bad why was he given yet another opportunity? Marshall has BPD, what’s your excuse?

  53. “To answer for a fellow poster and squash your hopes and dreams. The Harvin trade had only 2 negatives to it, a lost 6th round pick and just over 6 million of cap space that could have been spent this season instead. He was not the cancer you or the media make him out to be. If Percy is so bad why was he given yet another opportunity?”
    ========================

    I guess your comment is a great example and shows similar sentiment as to how the Jets are always such a horribly run franchise that is always the laughing stock of the league.

    So they threw away a draft pick and $6 million in cap space for a player who they thought so little of that they just released him. But there is nothing wrong with him, right? The Vikings got rid of him because he was a cancer and the Seahawks who paid a kings ransome for him in draft picks and new contract thought he was such a cancer that they got rid of him early in his second year.

    Four words for why he got a chance with the Bills: Rex Ryan is an idiot.

  54. I think the Jets had a bunch of washed up vets for that game too. Tomlinson, Taylor, Sean Ellis, Bart Scott. Older and less talented. Well we did have the great Sanchez

  55. “but Rex is 1-0 in playoffs v BBCheat with less talent on the road no less. That was a woopin. Rex is so dumb.”
    —————-
    Good thing I’m not a Patriots fan. LOL But….congrats on your moral victory. If I was a Patriots fan I would laugh at any Jets fan mercilessly. They are one of the worst NFL franchises in the league. Right up there with Jacksonville and the Raiders.

  56. Re: the Jets and Harvin — it’s the “greater fool” theory in action.

  57. Do you love the Jets because of January 17, 2011 too. Bill Bellichek with two weeks to prep for the great Sanchez. Wup down.

    —————-

    If you are going to home dates get it right. January 10, 2011.

  58. The guy has a good arm. Back when he was on the Fins he got a taunting penalty for throwing the ball in Jay Cutler’s face. Let him join the QB class.

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