New York Jets Trade For Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall


Evidently the Patriots winning a Super Bowl championship has lit a fire underneath the rest of the AFC East, as the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets are going all out in an effort to dethrone the Patriots. Buffalo has already traded for LeSean McCoy, the Dolphins are reportedly the leading team in the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes, and now the Jets have acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall in a trade.

With this trade, it’s safe to assume the Jets will be letting Percy Harvin go, as those two in the same locker room probably would not end well. However even if Harvin walks, I think the Jets now have one of the top receiving corps in the NFL. The combination of Marshall, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, and tight end Jace Amaro is solid, and they will give the Pats all they can handle in 2015.

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However with that said, I firmly believe New York’s offense will be anemic once again next season. The reason being, they still have no quarterback. Geno Smith is arguably the worst starting signal caller in the NFL, and it doesn’t matter how many weapons you give him, he will not lead you to the promised land. It will be interesting to see how Marshall reacts to Smith, given his history with being frustrated with younger quarterbacks.

In my opinion, this doesn’t change much in the AFC East. I like what the Jets are trying to do, and they have built quite a toolbox of shiny toys, they just don’t have the quarterback to bring them home. I’m not saying the Dolphins or Bills do, they just have more complete teams, and the Jets will be back in the cellar of the division at the end of 2015.

I will say that if Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty return, the matchup between New England’s secondary, and the Jets’ receivers will be an extremely fun battle. Hopefully we get to see it a couple times next season.