Jets Acquire Brandon Marshall


As if the AFC East hasn’t made waves this offseason, the New York Jets made the next headline in the 2015 offseason. It was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter early Friday that the Jets had obtained Brandon Marshall, the 31 year old wide receiver via trade from the Chicago Bears.

Among the several teams that were interested, including the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns, the Jets made a move to add some fire power to their offense.

For the Jets, this move adds a number one wide receiver alongside Eric Decker and Percy Harvin. It is no question Marshall has the talent to bring any passing offense to life, but the question remains for the Jets at the quarterback position. With the addition of new head coach Todd Bowles, the Jets may look to revamp parts of their offense with the addition of a few potential playmakers, particularly at the quarterback position.

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  • For the Bears, it was reported earlier this week they were exploring trade options for Marshall and speculated talks with several teams. Marshall was guaranteed $7.5 million with the Bears if he was on the roster come March 12. Coming off of a disappointing season for Marshall plagued by injuries and off the field rants, Marshall’s days in Chicago are over.

    Marshall spent three years with the Bears after the Miami Dolphins shipped him out of South Beach via trade in 2012. With the Bears, Marshall combined for 31 touchdowns in his three years.

    With this move, the AFC is primed for the most newsworthy division to date. Earlier this week the Buffalo Bills made a move to acquire LeSean McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles. Among the many potential storylines heading into free agency includes the Dolphins chances at Ndamukong Suh, and the New England Patriots’ loss of veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.

    Does this move by the Jets make them more of a threat to the AFC East?