Brandon Marshall Was Never An Option For The Tennessee Titans


If the Tennessee Titans ever want to test their young Quarterback, Zach Mettenberger, they will need to get a wide receiver with enough speed who can stretch the field, but Chicago Bears receiver, Brandon Marshall was never an option in Nashville.

I’m not sure how the Titans fan base felt about the 30 year-old wide-out, but we really didn’t need him bad enough to put up with his antics. He is not a team player, and isn’t a leader in the clubhouse.

Something the Titans will need as Head Coach, Ken Whisenhunt attempts to change a culture that has become comfortable with losing for almost a decade.

"As ESPN’s Adam Caplan said, “Brandon Marshall is a guy that you have to understand. If you don’t get him, you may not want him around.”"

Marshall has salaries of $7.5 million, $7.9 million and $8.3, million due over the next three seasons, and is seeking the fourth team in his ten year career. He fought through some injuries in 2014, but came away with 61 catches for 771 yards and eight touchdowns.

It was announced today, that when trading opens up next Tuesday, Brandon Marshall will join Eric Decker, and Percy Harvin in New York with the Jets.

It’s uncertain at this point, if first year Jets Head Coach, Todd Bowles will continue the Geno Smith experiment, or take 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner, Marcus Mariota with the fifth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Whichever the case, between Harvin, and now Marshall, everyone concerned will have their hands full. It was clear in 2014, after leaving the comfort of Payton Manning at quarterback, Decker wasn’t comfortable, so it will be up to Bowles to sort out the impending mayhem.

Brandon Marshall has some experience with Bowles while both were with the Miami Dolphins.

Marshall was a fourth round pick by the Denver Broncos out of the University of Central Florida during the 2006 NFL Draft.

Paired with Quarterback, Jay Cutler in Denver, The Bears brought Marshall to Chicago in hopes of providing some on-the-field chemistry that just didn’t manifest at Soldier Field. goes into detail regarding last year’s locker room blow-up after a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in week seven.

"While Marshall’s ability has never been questioned, he has often been a distraction off the field.Last season Marshall was part of a post game locker room rant after a loss to the Miami Dolphins, in addition to challenging a Detroit Lions fan to a boxing match on Twitter as well as weekly television duties as an analyst on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”A mental health spokesman, the 30-year-old Marshall has seemed to put his past criminal issues in the rear view mirror."

Although Brandon Marshal, at 6’4″ 230 pounds is a proto-typical NFL receiver with the ability to stretch the field, and has had 771 catches for just shy of 10,000 yards, and 65 touchdowns in his career, I’m glad the Tennessee Titans showed some restraint, and passed!

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