The New York Jets and general manager Mike Maccagnan are low-hanging fruit these days, and Brandon Marshall was at the apple orchard earlier in the week.
The former All-Pro receiver was one of a number of high-profile veterans jettisoned in the offseason as the Jets began a painful reboot, with many observers throwing out the tanking word to describe what’s going on in Florham Park.
Marshall, who ultimately changed locker rooms at Met Life Stadium, moving from the Jets to the New York Giants, called the Jets’ decisions to move on from players such as fellow receiver Eric Decker and franchise great David Harris “bad business.”
You can add Marshall himself and Nick Mangold to that list, if you like, as well.
And from Marshall’s perspective, it is a poor business plan because, as a 33-year-old receiver, he had no interest in going through the motions for 16 games while waiting for the savior, be it Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold or someone else.
“I just knew I couldn’t be in that environment,” Marshall said on WFAN Radio in New York. “I think everyone knows the type of personality I am at this point in my career. I wouldn’t have made it through an entire season knowing that we didn’t have a chance. That’s all you want as a player. You just want a chance.”
That’s a very fair statement from a player’s standpoint, but Maccagnan has a different mindset, one that believes his team wasn’t ready to compete with the aforementioned veterans, at least in a meaningful way. So, what is going 6-10 or…
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