Brandon Marshall has been released by the New York Jets:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The New York Jets decided that parting ways with Brandon Marshall would be the best move for their franchise. The 32 year old wide receiver was scheduled to make $7.5 million dollars in 2017 and apparently the Jets wanted to move on to make way for the younger players on their roster. Marshall recorded 59 receptions for 788 yards in 2016, he also recorded 3 touchdowns but it was certainly a down year for the player who is known as “Machine Marshall.” With Quincy Enunwa showing promise at the receiver position that made Marshall a little bit more expendable. Enunwa will make only $1.7 million dollars in 2017 and he can be the Jets leading receiver (Enunwa led the team in 2016). New York opted to go with the younger, cheaper, and more productive choice and now we will see if Marshall signs on with another team and continues his career. Brandon Marshall has been working as an analyst on the show Inside the NFL while simultaneously playing for the Jets. So Marshall already has hit foot in the door for a sports media career and that could compel the veteran wide receiver to walk away from the game for good. In today’s era players are more aware about the long term health consequences that comes with playing pro football and that’s leading to a lot of premature retirements. Marshall could be the next player on that list however if he wants to keep playing it’s very possible number 15 could get back to playing big time football. A lot of people wrote Marshall off after he left Chicago, all those people were wrong and don’t be surprised if that happens again. This guy is easily one of the best in the business and he has 8 seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards. If he does keep playing look for the Giants to possible be a landing destination for Marshall. He could keep working for Inside the NFL (located in New York) and he would have a chance to play for a contender.

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