The AFC East Trade Bonanza Continues As Brandon Marshall Is Reportedly Being Traded To The Jets
B-Marsh – The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
A nine-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowler, Marshall fought through nagging leg injuries most of last season, and finished the year on the injured reserve due to fractured ribs and a punctured lung, and produced just 721 yards receiving. Prior to last season, Marshall racked up 1,000 yards receiving in seven consecutive seasons.
First Lesean McCoy gets traded to the Bills, and now it looks Brandon Marshall is heading to another AFC East team, the Jets. Honestly, it’s about time the AFC East teams started making some moves. The Patriots have dominated and embarrassed them for over a decade, and they just continue to take it. I guess the Patriots winning the division AGAIN and winning the Super Bowl AGAIN finally knocked some sense into the front offices of the Bills and the Jets. Neither team has a quarterback, but getting a top 5 running back and a top 10 receiver is a good start. Rex Ryan must have gone through a rollercoaster of emotions this past week. First, he snags Lesean McCoy, then he watches his former team and new rival get a monster wide receiver. If nothing else, the AFC East seems like it will be a lot of fun to watch in 2015. Also, Alshon Jeffrey fantasy alert. The guy is going to dominate this year.
Brandon “Butt Fumble” Moore Is Retiring
“Brandon Moore has texted ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini to dispute the original report, saying that he is waiting for the right opportunity After testing the free agency waters and finding them unsuitable, former Jets offensive guard Brandon Moore is expected to retire after 10 seasons in the NFL, according to ESPN contributor Adam Caplan. Moore originally signed with the Jets in 2002 as an undrafted free agent and served as an anchor on the team’s offensive line for the next decade, starting 142 games, including a streak of 137 straight. Cap issues and the selection of guard Brian Winters in the 2013 draft prompted the Jets to part ways with Moore this offseason. Moore was pursued by and took visits to the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins, but did not reach an agreement with either. Reports suggested the 33-year-old was asking for starting player money and teams were unwilling to go that high. Despite his many accomplishments on the field over his 10 seasons, including a Pro Bowl selection in 2011, Moore is perhaps best known for his role in the 2012 Mark Sanchez “Buttfumble” incident. That’s him, No. 65, unintentionally demolishing his quarterback and creating a yet-unbroken streak on SportsCenter’s Worst of the Worst”. – sbnation.com
You were born Brandon Moore, but you’ll always be known as “butt fumble” to us. An ode to “butt fumble”:
You were a Jet, always on guard
Wearing green and white, battered and scarred
You protected Mark, as best as you could
Though your team was better off, with an old piece of wood
You wore number 65, a proud and strong man
Who was showered with love, from every Jets fan
Men ran behind you, coaches would cheer
As every D tackle, would cower in fear
Now it’s all over, retirement at last
We’ll never forget, that big beautiful ass.
Fly away sweet prince. Fly away and be free.