SDS– The New York Jets signed second-year cornerback Nick Marshall Wednesday morning.
Marshall, a former Auburn quarterback, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars last offseason. As a rookie, he played in 13 games (with one start) and produced 13 tackles and a pass breakup, but was cut this past September. He was then signed to the team’s practice squad and remained there until reaching a deal with the Jets.
At 6-foot-1 and 206 pounds, Marshall seems to be a good fit to learn under defensive-minded head coach Todd Bowles while working alongside one of the best corners in the game with Darrelle Revis.
From 2013-14, Marshall totaled 6,425 yards of offense with 57 touchdowns for Auburn, leading the Tigers to an appearance in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.
Ah what a road it has been for Nick Marshall, one of my least favorite former Bulldogs has officially signed to a deal with the Jets. It’s so fitting that the former criminal turned SEC champion, has gone to a miserable franchise like the New York Jets. Our buddy Big Fudge is going to love the mediocrity that comes along with this signing.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, this is all about the events that transpired on the morning of February 2, 2012, at the University of Georgia. On that day, this young Georgia freshman cornerback was found to have stolen money from TEAMMATE Nathan Theus’ dorm room:
Supposedly, good ole saint Nick was staying outside and working as the lookout for two other teammates who went in to steal money. One of these being Sanford Seay, who claimed they were just “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Marshall on the other hand was asked about this occurrence later in his career, while at Auburn. At this time Marshall never claimed to be wrongly accused and sidestepped the topic by saying “It’s just something that when I was at Georgia, I try not to think about it. It’s just something I put behind me and thank the man above that I got a second chance.”
So, all in all the Jets are getting a cornerback who has had issues in the past stealing from his teammates. The move totally makes sense, I mean it’s not like the Jets have EVER had any problems with teammates arguing over money before right? *
All in all I’m happy for Nick. That is what this country is about, second chances. But if I’m a Jets player, executive, or even a fan, I am keeping my wallet and valuables as far away from Nick Marshall for as long as he is a member of the team. Ain’t nobody got time to trust that guy.
*This is complete sarcasm, and if you don’t understand why, just Google “IK Enemkpali and Geno Smith”