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Author: Jon Kuzma
Brandon Marshall was once a player that some teams considered too much to handle. That was evident when the Broncos, Dolphins, and Bears all traded him way. Looking back at the production Marshall had in 2015 and how well he also handled himself off the field. It’s hard to think that any team would ever want to get rid of him. Marshall not only caught 1,502 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns for the Jets. He also did an outstanding job with Inside the NFL, a television show that Marshall co-hosts during the season. That opportunity could of easily turned into a distraction for Marshall on the football field. However the exact opposite happened, instead Marshall has had to be more responsible with the show and living up to the expectations of a pro athlete. When you also factor in that he has matured as a person as well. You can really see the growth that has taken place in Brandon Marshall’s life. The New York Jets have to be very happy about that. They took a risk when they traded for the 6 time Pro Bowler and that risk ultimately ended up paying off. If the team can retain Ryan Fitzpatrick which they likely will, this team has all the makings of a playoff team. If they could of knocked off the Buffalo Bills one time in 2015 they most likely would of got there. Yet you can’t complain about a 10-6 record if you’re owner Woody Johnson. The team really struggled during the end of the Rex Ryan era and Bowles first year showed a whole lot of promise. It was moves like landing Brandon Marshall and landing Ryan Fitzpatrick that gave this team the chance to succeed in 2015. In 2016 it will be up to the same guys to push the envelope even further and get back to the playoffs. Marshall puts fans in the stands and he also produces touchdowns consistently for this offense. It’s safe to say Marshall has the Jets flying higher than they’ve been in awhile.
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