The New York Jets are shedding salary and Boomer Esiason believes wide receiver Brandon Marshall should play elsewhere next season.
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has had a great career. However, he isn’t getting any younger and he hasn’t won much in the NFL.
Even though Marshall is a great wide receiver, he isn’t going to be enough to help the Jets contend next season. With the recent release of a few veterans, the Jets are going into a rebuild. For a veteran like Marshall, he can’t be all that thrilled with a team that isn’t going to be going anywhere.
Recently, Boomer Esiason advised Marshall to try and find a team that can win. Here’s what Esiason said to Connor Hughes of NJ.com.
“I’ve talked to him about this,” Esiason told Connor Hughes of NJ Advance Media. “I told him, ‘Look, man, you need to find a place where you can get to the playoffs. You need to feel that. “‘I don’t care where it is. I don’t care if it’s the Patriots– if that’s where you end up and they want you. You’ve got to feel it. You have to go for it.'”
“It would make more sense for him than the Jets,” Esiason said. “It’s time for him to go find a spot where he can taste the playoffs … Right now, as we sit at this point in time, the Jets are one of five teams about as far away from the playoffs as the Knicks are.”
While Marshall may or may not want to play for a winner, he is still under contract with the Jets. However, the Jets may decide to release him as well to create more cap space. Marshall still has some good football left in him, but it might not be with the Jets.
Despite having a lot of individual success in his career, Marshall has never played in a playoff game. At almost 33-years-old, Marshall’s chance to win a Super Bowl is starting to fade.