Every player wants to play with a legend, even if the legend is an arrogant, high-maintenance, “complicated fella” like Aaron Rodgers. Of course, Rodgers also has “his” guys that he wants to play with as well. He routinely requests and usually gets the players brought in that he wants. The only reason former University of Kentucky star Randal Cobb still gets a paycheck is Rodgers. Cobb is the old pair of sneakers that Rodgers can’t bring himself to throw out.
All of that is fine if you are winning. However, the relationship soured so badly in Green Bay that Rodgers and the Packers acrimoniously parted ways, with Aaron going to the Jets for the upcoming season. We have seen this movie before, as Bret Favre famously departed Green Bay for the Vikings and, ultimately, Jets, and we know how that went. This Jet team, however, is just a quarterback away from being serious Super Bowl contenders.
Brandon Marshall is willing to come out of retirement and play TE for Aaron Rodgers.
We’ve provided a short video detailing what he’ll contribute 📈
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Every player wants a shot at a ring, and some are even willing to come out of retirement to get it. Brandon Marshall, the former star receiver turned hugely successful podcaster, recently had a very direct answer when asked if he would consider coming out of retirement to chase a ring with Rodgers. According to Outkick:
Marshall hasn’t played a snap of NFL football since the 2018 season. He’s since pivoted to a successful podcasting career with the “I Am Athlete” podcast.
However, nearly five years after hanging up his cleats, he’s leaving the door open for a return if it means playing with Aaron Rodgers and the Jets.
The former Jets star was asked on his podcast if he’d consider playing again if he could team up with the future hall of famer, and he immediately responded with “Yes.”
Marshall, the big-bodied former receiver, did go on to say that he would likely have to change position to tight end as he doesn’t think he could take the abuse a receiver takes, but he certainly did not close the door to a return.
Marshall has had smashing success with the “I Am Athlete” podcast and had a very successful playing career, especially in his tenure with the Jets. In his two seasons with the team, he caught 17 touchdowns. He really caught fire in 2015 when he had 14 touchdowns and 1,502 receiving yards.
It would certainly be quite the accomplishment for a player of Marshall’s age to return, if even for a season. He is pushing 40, and while he has kept himself in top physical condition, there are still things a 40-year-old man shouldn’t be doing. Playing in the NFL is one of them.
It is also unknown if Rodgers would welcome Marshall. He is well known for having his guys and only trusting certain players on the field, but a veteran like Brandon Marshall could add stability to a very young offense on the verge of breaking out, and if he played tight end could provide a veteran outlet for the quarterback.
Marshal hasn’t played in five years, so perhaps he was just dead-panning a response or even trolling the media. Either way, the Summer is the quietest time of the year for the NFL, and Brandon Marshall hinting at a comeback with Aaron Rodgers at least gives us something to talk about for a few weeks, whether it happens or not.
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