JETS TRADE FOR BRANDON MARSHALL

The Jets just couldn’t wait for free agency anymore. New GM Mike Maccagnan, clearly excited to start his spending spree, couldn’t resist that itchy trigger finger and has agreed to trade for Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Trading for Marshall gives the Jets a true number one receiver, one that can win on the outside or inside and who can win deep and make contested catches in the air. Marshall lined up opposite of Eric Decker will certainly make life easier for Decker and of course Geno Smith or whoever else is the Jets starting quarterback next year.

The trade was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Scheffer and can not be made official until the start of the new league year, Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The details of the trade have not been made official but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com is reporting that it will likely be for a fifth-round and “next step for Jets likely to be parting with Percy Harvin .

Marshall is scheduled to count $7.7 million against the cap this year, $8.1 million in 2016 and $8.5 million in 2017.


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