Brandon Marshall was nearly traded to the New England Patriots last offseason before he signed a three-year, $30 million extension with the Chicago Bears.
Marshall was traded to the New York Jets this offseason.
"I could have played for the Patriots last year," Marshall told ESPN 1000 on Friday (via the Chicago Sun-Times). "There was an opportunity where there probably could have (been) a trade before the season."
Tom Brady sometimes lacked receiving options, but they still managed to win the Super Bowl.
"It was my agent and the Chicago Bears because there was a little tension on the contract stuff," Marshall said. "I thought I was worth a little more. ... There were a couple of teams that were offering more money.
"It never got that far, but there was a possibility with a couple teams."