"I'm 30 years old, and when you get older, you become more vulnerable, and you have more experience, and you really start seeing things the right way," Marshall said. "This is a great organization, it's got great people.
"I think it's people that's going to accept me for who I am and see that it's a personality, not a character issue. So as we begin to build these relationships, you want to be able to be there for a while. Being a one-hit wonder or a rental definitely affects you emotionally.
"I don't want to go through that again. I want to take this opportunity and make the best out of it."
Marshall, who will turn 31 this month, was traded from Chicago to New York in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. He is only the fourth NFL player i the last 20 years to be traded three or more times.
He also told reporters he's looking forward to working with Geno Smith, who he is already a little with, per the New York Daily News.
"This is pretty interesting because Geno and I, we started this weird relationship from the time he got drafted," Marshall said. "He's a Florida guy. My gym ... it's literally like three exits from him. We started this relationship, and it's pretty cool to see how it develops off the field.
"He has a drive and a passion that a lot of people don't see," Marshall said.
After it was reported earlier in the week that the
Marshall, 30, grabbed 61 receptions for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games during the 2014 season. he has 773 career receptions, which is the most by any active platyer without a playoff apeparance. He is due to make $7.7 million in 2015 and is under contract through 2017.
He will be reunited with new Jets coach Todd Bowles, who was the assistant coach of Miami 2010-11 when Marshall was a member of the Dolphins.
The Bears are exploring options to trade wide receiver
It is not known what the
Marshall, 30, grabbed 61 receptions for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games during the 2014 season.
"Football needs to be the No. 1 priority," Pace said. "We've got to analyze everything and it goes beyond the players."
Marshall had his season cut short in Week 14 when he was rushed to the hospital with rib and lung injuries. He finished the year with 61 catches for 721 yards and eight touchdowns. Marshall has seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including two with the Bears. He has never made the playoffs during his nine-year career.
"I don't think anybody would be (comfortable) sitting in the gray, but this is the National Football League,” Marshall told the paper. “This is our business. It’s not a unique situation. It happens every single year.
“Like I said in the middle of the season, some players think that when you lose, oh, the coach is going to be gone. No, they move players, too. I get that and understand that.”
Marshall, who turns 31 next month, signed a four-year, $39.3 million contract last offseason. The Bears would save $7.7 million in cash and $3.95 million in cap space this year by releasing him, per the paper.
Marshall said he wants to finish his career in Chicago. He's coming off a disappointing season in which he played through a high ankle sprain and missed the final three games with a collapsed lung and broken ribs.
Marshall told the paper he's still recovering from the lung injury and was scheduled for a physical Wednesday.
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