The New York Jets enter the final week of the season at 10-5 with a chance at a playoff berth for the first time in five years and yes, Brandon Marshall was a big part of that. Entering Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills, the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has 101 catches for 1, 376 yards and 13 touchdowns. Just this week, he was named the Jets’ Most Valuable Player. His veteran leadership in the locker room has been widely praised as his team enters their biggest game of the year. There’s a lot of things he should be focused on and yet he still won’t let go of the problem he has with the Chicago Bears.
“I can care less about stats and the awards, ” Marshall said. “I wanted my character to be rebuilt [in Chicago], and I did that. Then it was ripped away from me. So I’m still a little angry about that, but I’m just going to use that for motivation to keep going.”
Now, maybe it’s just me, but with all of the things I mentioned previously, it seems a little ridiculous that Marshall would continue to harbor a grudge for his former team given his success this season. Maybe just as ridiculous would be for Jets fans to think that the problems he had in Denver, Miami, and Chicago won’t surface at some point in New York. But again, that’s just me. What do you think?