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Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets

Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets stiff arms Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on Oct. 30, 2016 in Cleveland. Credit: Getty Images / Gregory Shamus

Brandon Marshall was so scared at the thought of being traded that he almost shed a tear. Seriously.

The Jets receiver shared a piece of his emotional roller coaster during an interview on CBS Sports Network’s show, “We Need To Talk.”

“Literally three minutes ago, I got a call from someone within the [Jets] organization,” Marshall said while on set with his wife, Michi. “My assistant called and said, ‘Hey ‘B’, this guy called you and said it’s an emergency.’

“We were just in the green room. I put my head down and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. I’m about to get traded.’ He said, ‘I just want to let you know. Don’t listen to the rumors. We’re not shopping you.’

“I was about to cry [before the call]. I literally was about to cry,” Marshall said in the episode that airs Tuesday night at 8. “I was like, ‘How am I going to go on this show and maintain myself?’ But, I’m still a Jet.”

After Sunday’s 31-28 win in Cleveland, Marshall made it clear that he’d be “disappointed” if he was dealt to another team.

“I love it here,” Marshall, now on his fourth team in 11 years, said on Sunday. “I want to finish what we started here with coach Todd Bowles.”


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