Former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who played two seasons with the New York Jets, made a bet with New England Patriots legend Julian Edelman ahead of their former teams’ game last Sunday. The Patriots beat the Jets, 10-3, and as a result, Marshall has brand new ink on his right arm.
“A bet a bet. And @bmarshall is a man of his word. Thanks for saving me @patriots,” Edelman wrote on Instagram.
They made the bet while discussing the Week 11 game during an episode of “Inside the NFL.”
“If the Jets win, that’s straight up, right? You gotta get a Jets tattoo — and vice versa,” Marshall told Edelman. “It’s just simple. Simple.”
The game was tied at three points apiece in the final minute of the fourth quarter, but Patriots rookie Marcus Jones recorded an 84-yard punt return touchdown with just five seconds left to win the game. He went on to win Special Teams Player of the Week.
Marshall graciously accepted defeat and had the Flying Elvis logo drawn in black ink midway through another episode of “Inside the NFL.” The full episode is available to stream on Paramount+. Marshall decided he would try to turn this loss into profit with a creative business idea he came up with while the tattoo was in progress.
“For the rest of my life, at every Jets-Pats game, I’m going to take a photo booth outside the stadium and any Pats fan can take a picture with me for $20,” Marshall said.
Marshall began his NFL career when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos as a fourth-round pick in 2006. The six-time Pro Bowler played for multiple teams before retiring in 2018, including the Miami Dolphins (2010-11) and the Jets (2015). -2016). Marshall’s NFL career ended after six games with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. The team released him and he signed with the New Orleans Saints later that year, but he was released the following month without playing a game.
Marshall never played for the Patriots, but now this team is officially part of him.