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Former NFL star says he would come out of retirement to join Aaron Rodgers with Jets

Former NFL star wants to help Aaron Rodgers by coming out of retirement to play for Jets

Aaron Rodgers hasn’t even been with the Jets for a month, and he’s already completely revitalized the franchise. 

Since his arrival in late April, not only have tickets been selling faster, but the Jets were handed five prime-time games on the 2023 schedule, which is a huge step up from last year, when they were only given one. On top of that, the arrival of Rodgers has also led at least one former NFL star to declare that he would come out of retirement just so he could play with the four-time NFL MVP. 

That former star is Brandon Marshall, and during a recent episode of his “I Am Athlete” podcast, the former NFL receiver was asked if he would be interested in playing for the Jets if an opportunity came up. 

“Yes,” Marshall quickly responded

Although the six-time Pro Bowler spent his entire career as a receiver, he said he’d be willing to make the switch to tight end if it meant getting the chance to play with Rodgers for one season. 

“Here’s why I’ll be ready if I get the call to come back as a New York Jet at tight end: We’re going to win a Super Bowl,” Marshall said. “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 had a prolific 12-year career that saw him get voted to six Pro Bowls while also earning All-Pro honors in 2012, but he hasn’t played an NFL down in five years, which might be the thing that would end up deterring him from making a comeback. Marshall, who turned 39 in March, was also asked if he could handle taking hits. He didn’t sound too enthusiastic about it. 

“I’ll watch the games now…

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