With that being said, it shouldn't take long for Marshall to end up with a new team when considering there are plenty of teams in need of help at the wide receiver position.
Brandon Marshall will hit the free agent market following his release from the New York Jets, who are entering a full rebuild mode following the release of multiple veterans such as Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady and Nick Folk. Marshall has been wasting away some of the best receiving talent in the league with the New York Jets.
He played 16 years in the pros and is off a three-year stint with the Ravens, a team that he's looking out for as Baltimore looks to shore up the roster in free agency.
Newsday first reported the move, and also said that Marshall asked for his release - and was granted his request - after weighing his options, including NY being interested in having the receiver return next season. Marshall is active in the media and is a commentator for Showtime's "Inside the NFL" show, which is filmed in NY. Unlike some of his veteran counterparts, Marshall has put together No. 1-type numbers in recent years despite a hot-and-cold quarterback situation. His 14 TDs tied him with Don Maynard (1965) and Art Powell (1960) for most in a season in franchise history. He missed all but three games last season, catching just nine passes for 194 yards and two TDs.
Fantasy Impact Decker dealt with hip and shoulder injuries in 2016 and was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list in October as a result.
With joe Flacco throwing to him, Marshall would slide into the number one receiver slot, replacing the retired Steve Smith. He's reached 1,000 yards in eight of his 11 seasons. If Marshall shows a willingness to become a role player on a relatively modest salary for the greater good of the team, it would not be a surprise to see New England bring him on board - if only for the offseason. "This is what they said about me then". Marshall played under Josh McDaniels in 2009 when he was with the Denver Broncos.