It’s not uncommon to hear about retired NFL players talking about coming back to play the game in the offseason. Some of them are serious, some not so much. Take for example Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, although Brady’s retirement didn’t even last the offseason. Gronkowski, on the other hand, missed the 2019 season before returning to play with his longtime friend and quarterback. Recently, another former receiving stud made his claim that he’d love to come back on one condition. Brandon Marshall said he’d end his retirement to play with New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
On an episode of Marshall’s “I Am Athlete” podcast, Marshall was proposed the question of if he’d return to play with the future Hall of Famer.
Marshall immediately answered with an affirmative “Yes.”
He did elaborate, saying he’d have to move to tight end because he can’t move with the timing he used to. However, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be able to contribute to the team according to the former All-Pro.
“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, and I’m going to give you eight touchdowns,” Marshall said.
For those newer to the game, Marshall is a six time All-Pro and Pro Bowler who has 970 receptions for 12,351 yards and 83 scores in his career. His competitive spirit may be getting ahold of him, especially with him ensuring a Super Bowl victory with him on the team, but it wouldn’t be out of the question. It’s a very entertaining thought. However, unless Robert Saleh, Joe Douglas, or Aaron Rodgers calls him up themselves, Brandon Marshall will likely stay in retirement.
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