New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall was placed on the injured reserve this week, following an ankle injured suffered while trying to make a catch against the Los Angeles Chargers. At 33 years old, the 12-year veteran could easily call it quits and retire to a career in television and a comfortable life after football.
However, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Marshall says that he is focused on playing in 2018.
"I'm a competitor, and I don't want to go out like that," Marshall said. "I'm definitely not going out like that."
Marshall is one of the most prolific receivers in history and was signed by the Giants to a 2-year, $11 million, contract this past offseason. He was brought in to be reliable presence and red-zone threat for Eli Manning — though it didn’t work out that way. He had just started to emerge as a reliable possession receiver when his season was ended by injury.
And while he says that he is focused on playing football in 2018, the question remains whether or not that would be with the Giants. If they choose to move in another direction, the team can release him after the season and suffer just a $1 million cap hit.