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Marshall: Without Fitz, “We probably would have been 4-12”

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By Glenn Naughton

 

One of the highlights of the New York Jets 2015 season was unquestionably the performance of superstar wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who notched his eighth career  1,000 yard campaign, becoming the first player to reach the 1,000 yard plateau with four different teams, and that was just the beginning.

Marshall also established a new Jets team record with 109 receptions while putting up the second-highest yardage total of his career at 1,502 (he had 1,508 in 2012) and a career high 14 touchdowns en route to being named the team’s MVP.

The veteran receiver recently appeared on the Adam Carolla podcast, a daily show that is the most downloaded podcast in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records, to primarily discuss his non-profit organization dedicated to removing the stigma of seeking treatment for mental illness, Project375.

While Marshall did open up and discuss his current role as a “team elder” in the locker room as well as some of his own personal struggles related to mental illness after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, he expanded on his history and how he can”still deal with it but I’m not on medication”.

Jets Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick earned the respect of receiver Brandon Marshall in 2015.The pair did discuss football for a brief moment, and Marshall offered high praise for Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as one might expect.

While being playfully prodded by the star of “Catch a Contractor” in regards to his quarterbacks uncanny resemblance to MMA superstar Conor McGregor, Marshall did more than just speak highly of his quarterback, but offered his own prediction on how the team’s season may have unfolded had he not been under center.  “If it wasn’t for Fitz, we probably would have been 4-12” said Marshall.

High praise from the receiver indeed, and a good reason why the Jets have expressed an interest in retaining Fitzpatrick for next season and possibly beyond.

To tune in and hear the full interview, click here.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.