One of the New York Jets' toughest offseason decisions will be what to do about Brandon Marshall.
He's not the elite player he was last season, but he's still a starting-caliber wide receiver. Thing is, age (33 next year) and salary ($7.5 million) have to be considerations, along with the team's emerging talent at wide receiver.
Marshall admitted he's not sure if he'll be back for the final year of his contract.
"You never know in this business," he said Monday.
If he chooses, Marshall could walk away from football and commit to a full-time television career -- he's pretty good on TV -- but he's not ready to go there just yet.
"Physically, I feel like I can play well into my mid-30s," he said. "So, obviously, no plans on retiring and no plans on switching teams. I'd love to stay here and retire as a Jet."
As the story said, Marshall has been nagged by a foot injury for most of the season, but he said his body hasn't felt this good in four years. His numbers are way down from last year's record-setting season, as he has only 43 catches for 601 yards and two touchdowns. His future could be determined by how the Jets approach the offseason. If they start a youth movement, handing the position over to Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Charone Peake and Jalin Marshall, he'll be a goner, the story said. Marshall may not want to stick around in rebuilding year.