The Jets are releasing wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
And now the Jets are releasing WR Brandon Marshall, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2017
One source close to Brandon Marshall texted: "Really appreciate Jets for giving him the opportunity and they did offer him an extension."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2017
I'm told #Jets are granting Brandon Marshall's wish for his release so he can find a better fit— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) March 3, 2017
This will create $7.5 million in cap space for the Jets. It does create a need for the go to guy role on offense. The Jets surely could use a big-time receiver to help out whomever plays quarterback for them next season.
Time will tell whether Marshall continues his career with a contender or goes into the media. After eleven years in the NFL with no Playoff appearances, it is tough to blame him for not wanting to go through a rebuild.
This ends the receiver’s two year stint with the team. Year two was unproductive as Marshall battled some injuries and poor quarterback play. Year one was spectacular, though, as he posted 1,502 yards, and 14 touchdowns and helped push the Jets to 10 wins.