Former Bears All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall has expressed a desire to return to the NFL and join the New York Jets as a tight end to play alongside superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
In a mock audition tape made for the Jets front office during his appearance on the “I Am Athlete” podcast, Marshall said he wants to join the Jets because he believes they can win a Super Bowl this season and claims he can still play at a high level.
“I’m going to be able to contribute at a high level, and this is what I’m going to be able to give you: 45 catches throughout the year, 20 to 30 plays a game. I’m going to give you eight touchdowns scoring,” Marshall said in the video.
Despite his confidence, the 39-year-old Marshall admitted that his body would have difficulty taking physical blows this season. Furthermore, the Jets already have two solid options at tight end with C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin.
Marshall, who played for the Jets during the 2015-16 seasons, has expressed his admiration for Rodgers, with whom he had many battles during his three seasons with the Bears as a part of the Packers rivalry. The Bears went 1-5 against the Packers when Marshall was in Chicago, so it’s no wonder he has enormous respect for Rodgers.
It’s unlikely that Marshall will get the chance to make his comeback to the NFL, but he believes he can still contribute to a Super Bowl-winning team. Whether he plays again or not, Marshall’s passion for the game and desire to compete at the highest level is admirable.