Why? Because he knew what everyone else found out soon after – they’re not going to be very good this season.
At age 33, Marshall says the clock is ticking on his championship hopes and he knew sticking around the Jets wasn’t going to work out for anyone.
“For me, I just knew I couldn’t be in that environment,” Marshall told WFAN on Thursday. “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.”
Marshall was smart about his departure, becoming a free agent before the market opened, but some of his former teammates – David Harris and Eric Decker – were released in June, which the receiver disagreed with.
“Both (releases) were wrong,” Marshall said. “It was too late in free agency. It was bad business.”
Marshall, Harris, and Decker all landed on their feet with the New York Giants, New England Patriots, and Tennessee Titans, respectively, and will very likely have much more successful seasons than the Jets.
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