The Jets announced Friday that they have released WR Brandon Marshall.
"Brandon's commitment and passion for football is undeniable," said Jets owner Woody Johnson. "His drive to support mental health awareness is beyond admirable. We appreciate his contributions to the organization and wish him the best."
Marshall’s 59 receptions and 788 receiving yards led the Green & White last season. Appearing in 15 games, he also had three receiving TDs.
"I've known Brandon a long time and, more than the great player he is, I'm proud of the man that he's become," said head coach Todd Bowles. "His passion about mental health awareness speaks for itself and he was always willing to mentor our younger players. He cares deeply about the game and others and it shows in everything he does."
Acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bears on March 10, 2015, the 6’4”, 230-pound Marshall set Jets single-season records for receptions (109) and receiving yards (1,434) in his first campaign with New York’s AFC representative. His 14 TDs tied him with Don Maynard (1965) and Art Powell (1960) for most in a season in franchise history. Marshall also established a new team mark with 10 100-yard receiving games.
An 11-year veteran, Marshall has played with four teams and compiled 941 receptions, 12,061 receiving yards and 82 TDs. Those numbers place him 18th, tied for 24th and tied for 23rd respectively on each NFL career list.
"Brandon was an important addition in 2015," said general manager Mike Maccagnan. "He strives to make the most out of every opportunity and brought an unrivaled commitment to his craft. I'm sure he will continue with that same mindset as he moves forward."