Former NFL Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall Says MetLife Stadium Turf Basically Ended His Career

Brandon Marshall was an eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who played for eight NFL teams in his 14-year career and is widely considered one of the best wide receivers of all-time.

His career basically ended, however, after a five-game stint with the New York Giants when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season.

Following the injury, the Giants released Marshall. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks, where he played just six games in 2018. After failing to catch on in New Orleans and Pittsburgh, the 35-year-old Marshall retired from professional football in 2019.

In a January interview with Doctor Mike on YouTube, Marshall, who also played two seasons for the Jets, said the infamous turf at MetLife Stadium was to blame for his downfall.


“That was pretty much the last of me,” Marshall said of the ankle injury that ended his Giants career. “I felt like I could’ve played a couple of more years, you know? That play was over.”

“I snapped my deltoid,” Marshall said. “That’s really hard to do. That’s like a car accident. I knew it was over.”

Here’s the full interview:

Brandon Marshall adds to the laundry list of players who point to the playing surface at MetLife Stadium as a reason their career was cut short.

The turf at MetLife Stadium was updated this year as the team installed a new modern FieldTurf.