The NFL’s trading deadline comes this Tuesday at 4 PM and New York Jets star wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been rumored to potentially be on the move. For the Jets, who sit at 3-5, a trade of Marshall could bring them a nice return for a team that is largely in rebuilding mode.
That being said though, Marshall was adamant on Sunday that he did not want to play anywhere else other than New York.
“I would be disappointed if I was traded. I love it here,” Marshall said after the Jets’ 31-28 win over the Browns on Sunday. “I want to finish what we started here with Coach [Todd] Bowles. But I don’t think that [a trade] will happen.”
Marshall, who currently has 34 catches for 540 yards and two touchdowns this year, continued to gush on about how happy he is with the Jets and how he wants to be apart of the solution that turns the team around.
“I love it here,” Marshall said. “I love ownership, I love — I’m about to say the opposite of what [Ryan Fitzpatrick] said the other day — I love management, I love the coaches and I love my teammates. And to be honest with you, I like you guys [media], which is tough. We’re not out of it, so we’re gonna continue to fight, rally the troops and continue to keep this team on the right track.”
Clearly Marshall would like to stay put, but ultimately the choice will be up to the Jets.
If he does get traded, it would be the fourth time of his career. The receiver was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins back in 2010 for a couple of second-round picks and he was traded once again when the Dolphins sent him to the Chicago Bears in 2012 for two draft picks. Then in 2015, the Bears traded Marshall and a seventh-round pick to the Jets for a fifth-round selection.