Former Jets WR Brandon Marshall said he requested his release because he couldn't deal with the Jets not having a chance this season, per ESPN's Eric Cimini.
Marshall was on WFAN's Boomer and Carton Show Thursday where he admitted his former team wasn't going to have a good 2017 season, and he didn't want to be a part of it.
"I wouldn't have made it through an entire season, knowing we didn't have a chance," Marshall said.
The Jets cleaned house this offseason with Marshall being one of the veterans who was released. LB David Harris and WR Eric Decker were other veterans who were cut. Harris has since signed with the Patriots while Decker joined the Titans.
Marshall shared his opinion on their releases, calling it "bad business" to wait until June while both players were participating in team practices.
"Both were wrong," Marshall said. "It's too late in free agency. It was bad business. There's no way around it. It's bad business."
The 33-year-old Marshall signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Giants.