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Jets need to move on from Brandon Marshall

Dec 24, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe (25) intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 24, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe (25) intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Wide receiver Brandon Marshall saw a huge drop off in production in 2016.  With this being the case, the New York Jets must do what makes football sense and cut him.

With a non-guaranteed one-year/$7.5M remaining on his contract, should wide receiver Brandon Marshall stay or go? The New York Jets are coming off of a disappointing 2016 campaign, which saw the team win only five games.  Blame was directed at starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and starting cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Fitzpatrick and Revis certainly didn’t have their best seasons, but in reality, both ranked very low on the list of the actual problems. On offense, there were 31 recorded dropped passes. Often times the drops were absolute momentum killers which Marshall was a big reason for this.

Marshall had an excellent first season with the Jets in 2015.  He led the Jets with 109 receptions, 1502 yards, and 14 touchdowns. Certainly impressive numbers, but what went unnoticed in today’s fantasy driven sporting world was the amount of dropped passes.

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In 2015 Marshall had 10 recorded dropped passes, in which many times stalled drives.  In 2016 Marshall experienced a big drop off in production. He had 59 receptions for 788 yards and just 3 touchdowns. He also was second in the NFL with 8 recorded dropped passes.

Many times Marshall was given an opportunity to make a 1-1 play and not only did he not catch the football, but Marshall, often times as he has done in his career, quit on the play and put no effort into making sure the football hits the ground instead being secured by a defender.

As previously mentioned, Marshall currently has a non-guaranteed year left on his contract that comes with a hefty price tag. This is a lot of money to give to a player who has regularly quit, dropped passes, and thrown teammates under the bus in his career.  There are far better ways that the Jets can spend that money so therefore, Marshall should be let go.

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