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Jets should stick with Brandon Marshall in 2017

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass in front of New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler (not pictured) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass in front of New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler (not pictured) at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite a bad year with the New York Jets, they would be smart to stick with wide receiver Brandon Marshall for next season.

Yes, the New York Jets are pretty terrible these days. Even with putting up a valiant effort in Week 12 action against the New England Patriots wasn’t truly enough for a win. Either way, it was hard to believe they’d even beat the Patriots heading into last week’s game since the Jets continue to do all the wrong things on a consistent basis.

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As the Jets prepare for a long and tough offseason ahead, hopefully, they make the right changes. While a youth movement is important, so is having the right veterans that are still able to produce that can more importantly, lead the young guys on the right path.

Such is the case with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. It’s no secret that compared to last year, Marshall hasn’t been his usual self. It’s not entirely his fault since the overall offense of the Jets is pretty bad but he’s still done what he could despite his nagging injuries.

As the Jets have a plethora of young wide receivers ready to emerge as serious players next season, it’s important the Jets don’t cut Marshall loose. His ability to not only still get the job done to a degree but also mentor those around him at the position will be crucial for future success.

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While Marshall might not be a consistent No. 1 receiving option anymore, his ability to be the go-to person for emerging players like Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, and Charone Peake,, is exactly what the Jets need.

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Marshall wants to end his career with the Jets but at the end of the day, it’s all about business. While he might very well be released next offseason to usher a complete youth movement at wide receiver, it’s best the Jets keep him around for at least one more year. Don’t let his unfortunate case of “dropsies” fool you this season, he’s still a terrific receiving option and still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

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