What’s next for Brandon Marshall?

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With the Jets moving on from 11-year veteran receiver Brandon Marshall, he’ll be a free agent for the first time in his career. So what will his next move be?

Per a league source, Marshall hopes to sign with a contending team that has a solid quarterback.

Quarterback play has been an issue for Marshall in multiple cities, but he has still generated eight 1,000-yard seasons and two in excess of 1,500 yards. Overall, Marshall ranks 24th in NFL history in receiving yards; with 12,061, Marshall has more than Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

But Marshall has never played in a playoff game. By hoping to play for a contender with a good quarterback, Marshall would have a great chance to finally get to the postseason. Before penciling him on to the Patriots roster, remember that he downplayed the possibility of heading to New England in December.

Making the Patriots less attractive would be the speed with which coach Bill Belichick would slam the door on Tuesday trips to New York for appearances on Inside the NFL. Marshall’s burgeoning media career likely is a factor in his decision-making process, which would make staying in New York and playing for the Giants attractive.

Other intriguing possibilities (and I’m just spitballing here) would be the Steelers (Marshall grew up in Pittsburgh), the Ravens (New York is a two-and-a-half hour train ride from Baltimore and they could use a veteran presence after the retirement of Steve Smith), the Eagles (Philly is even closer to New York and the Eagles desperately need receivers), and the Buccaneers (Marshall played college football at Central Florida).

24 responses to “What’s next for Brandon Marshall?

  1. No way he goes to NE. Forget about BB, forget about getting a trophy, it’s about McDaniels. To say their relationship here in Denver was toxic is an understatement.

  2. Problem for Marshall is that each of his multiple personalities want to play for different teams.

  3. Lol he isn’t coming to NE. The pats have had divas before but all of those guys knew they had to check that at the door when playing for the pats or they were shown the door.

    The pats gave up arguable their two most talented defensive players last year, lost a generational talent on offense with gronk injury and didn’t have the benifit of a First round pick because of defalategate and still won the SB. The greatest dynasty in the SB era by a wide margin didn’t become that way by letting players dictate how they should fit in

  4. Pittsburgh needs a quality #2 rec. Him and Brown together would be a great tandem .

  5. If Brandon Marshal Joins Antonio Brown, Martavius Bryant, and Bell that would be the best gaggle of offensive weapons in NFL history…

    Tempting as that may be… I think that going to the Giants may be the best bet because the NFC does not have good secondaries and the Giants Defense is solid… As well as the fact that He does not have to move or learn a new routine since its basically the same stadium.

    If Reece does not try to get Marshall then I think he should be fired… this is too obvious.

  6. Burgeoning media career? Ha! Im not the only one who can’t stand this guy. He’ll be like Ray Lewis. On for a season or two then gone. Not a very likeable guy.

  7. Marshall does not have the mentality it takes to be a Patriot plain and simple.

  8. steeltownpride says:
    Mar 4, 2017 10:34 PM
    Pittsburgh needs a quality #2 rec. Him and Brown together would be a great tandem.
    It would be an interesting combo, and they might just try it to give Ben one more SB chance before he retires. But although the Steelers have around $30M cap-space, they also have 28 FAs of which many they’d prob need to re-sign. And if they get Marshall something else will have to give – and anyway the Steelers spending priority must be on Defense (that’s where they mainly came up short against the Pats).

  9. Marshall said he want to play for a team with a good QB and a contender. So how would playing for the Ravens or the Eagles meet either of those standards?

  10. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Seattle give him a shot.

    Baldwin is solid but Kearse had a bad year and may not be back. Lockett will be coming off a gruesome injury, and #4 guy Richardson has had a hard time staying healthy.

    With the exception of Kearse they guys are all like 5’10”. A tall receiver would be good for Wilson.

  11. As a Steeler fan, I don’t want this headcase. Let him go screw up team chemistry somewhere else. We’re not desperate.

  12. I don’t see any way that he ends up with NE. Of course, I said the same thing about Chad Johnson and Albert Haynesworth.

  13. Mr. Marshall, are you thinking about coming to NE? You will not be able to do your TV appearance but you’ll win ball games… Your decision all depends on what you want, success/achievement or notoriety? Remember, these are not the same thing…

  14. too bad he alienated cutler; cutler is by far the best qb at feeding him the ball.

    “what’s next for marshall?”

    uh, lithium?

  15. We need to go younger and faster in Baltimore. Joe already has his veteran in Pitta (he’s more a WR than TE anyway). I’m tired of us constantly retreading veterans anyway, they cost too much.

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