Brandon Marshall Doesn’t Want To Be Traded

Brandon Marshall has no interest in being traded away by the Jets, the veteran receiver told reporters, including Connor Hughes of, after New York’s victory over the Browns yesterday. “No…it’s not even a question,” said Marshall when asked if the club has discussed a potential trade with him. “I would be disappointed if that were to happen and that came up.”"<strong

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“I love the ownership,” Marshall said. “I’m about to say the opposite of what Ryan Fitzpatrick said. I love my coaches. I love my teammates. To be honest, I like [the media], which is tough. I really do. I want to finish what we started here. We’re not out of it. We’re going to continue to fight, rally the troops, and get this team on the right track.”

No reports have indicated that the Jets are in fact discussing Marshall in trade talks, but given that the club has received calls on other players — such as defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson — it would make sense that the veteran receiver could be moved. Marshall is correct in saying that New York isn’t completely out of the playoff picture, but the Jets would have to rebound just to have a shot at a wild card berth. As such, an expensive, aging pass-catcher might not fit on a roster that could be on the cusp of a rebuild.

Marshall, 32, has continued to post excellent production in his 11th NFL season, as he’s put up 34 receptions for 540 yards, though he’s not scoring at the same rate that he has in past seasons (just two touchdowns thus far). Any team that acquired Marshall would be responsible for the remaining portion of his 2016 $9.5MM base salary, and then would essentially have an option for the 2017 campaign. Marshall is under contract for $7.5MM next season, but a club wouldn’t incur any dead money by releasing him.

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5 comments on “Brandon Marshall Doesn’t Want To Be Traded

  1. bigjonliljon

    Who wants him? A trouble maker who doesn’t put football first. They make road signs named after him – one way

    • jetsjets10

      bigjonliljon, he has been one of the more productive receivers in NFL history, he plays extremely hard. Not sure where you come up with old news, it’s 2016? You know he had issues back years ago with the Bears apparently you don’t understand change and or understand people. One of the more ignorant dumb statements. Marshall is a top 10 receiver and plays hard.

    • DarkGhost

      He hasn’t been a problem in the locker in years. Not since he left Denver has he really been a problem at all. Yea he had some problems with jay cutler but it’s jay cutler who doesn’t have a problem with jay cutler that had played with for any significant period of time. As far as no giving a hundred percent to football where are you getting that from. Marshall is one of the hardest work players in the league just ask his former:current coaches and teammates. You don’t tally 100 receptions, 1500 yards and 10 touchdowns without working hard. And he put those numbers up with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his QB. Put this guy on the Patriots with Brady or saints with breese and he would be right up there with Antonio brown and Julio Jones as far as top receivers in the league.

  2. dorfmac

    Seems like a standard WR Candidate for the Ravens considering Steve Smith is gone after the season. We tend to like WRs on their last legs, and have had some luck with them.


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