Headed To The Big Apple: The Chicago Bears Trade WR Brandon Marshall To The New York Jets

March 7, 2015 0

16525580-mmmain Headed To The Big Apple: The Chicago Bears Trade WR Brandon Marshall To The New York Jets

The Chicago Bears have traded one of the best players on they high scoring offense to the big apple. According to ESPN, Brandon Marshall will be taking his talents to NYC as his prepares to suit up for the New York Jets.

Per ESPN, 

The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The trade, which cannot become official until free agency opens Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, will also rely on Marshall passing a physical. The Jets are sending a fifth-round pick to the Bears in return, according to a source.

A nine-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowler, Marshall fought through nagging leg injuries most of last season and finished the year on the injured reserve due to fractured ribs and a punctured lung. He produced just 721 yards receiving. Before last season, Marshall racked up 1,000 yards receiving in seven consecutive seasons.

Although Marshall’s ability has never been questioned, he has often been a distraction. Last season, Marshall was part of a postgame locker room rant after a loss to the Miami Dolphins, and he challenged a Detroit Lions fan to a boxing match on Twitter.

In addition, he had 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 off-the-field issues in the rearview mirror. The mercurial receiver will join a Jets team that figures to rely on young quarterback Geno Smith and currently has receivers Percy Harvin and Eric Decker under contract, although Harvin is likely to be released by the team.

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