Brandon Marshall has been one of the most exciting wide receivers in the NFL for many years but has found almost no success when it comes to playing for winning teams. Now, as his career starts to wind down, Marshall has joined the New York Giants with a two-year contract where he said he hopes to win a Super Bowl. Marshall also said that this is it and he will retire when the two years of this NFL contract are over with.

Brandon Marshall to retire in two years

The announcement came when Brandon Marshall was talking to the crowd at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium.

Marshall was up front and honest and said that he signed a two-year deal with the New York Giants and that he does not plan to play after that contract ends. Marshall said that he wants to win a Super Bowl for New York and have some fun on the playing field but he has plans for his retirement. Marshall said that after he quits playing in the NFL, he plans to try to put his attention on changing the world when it comes to the "mental health space."

Brandon Marshall and mental health

For the first few years of his career, Brandon Marshall was considered a headcase in the NFL and a problem teammate. In his stops with the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and Miami Dolphins, all three teams cut him when they determined that his attitude was detrimental to the team's success.

However, it turned out that his "bad attitude" was borderline personality disorder, something that was never diagnosed until 2011. After the diagnosis, Marshall admitted that he was not healed or better but the light was turned on and he finally understood what had been bothering him for so many years. Marshall has started to work hard to help others with the disorder, claiming that a large percent of prison inmates, both male and female, suffer from it and he wants to help lead others to diagnose and receive proper care.

Brandon Marshall's NFL future

Brandon Marshall has been one of the best wide receivers in NFL history to never make the playoffs in his entire career. He played with the Denver Broncos for four seasons and never made the postseason before leaving. After two lackluster years in Miami, he reteamed with former quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago, but the two couldn't make it to the playoffs in his three seasons there.

Over the last two years, Marshall played with a New York Jets team that could never get quarterback play. The New York Giants now poses his best chance of making the playoffs for the first time in his NFL career. Heading into the 2017 NFL season, Marshall ranks 24th all-time in receiving yards, 23rd all-time in receiving touchdowns, and 18th all-time in receptions.