Brandon Marshall says "God's Delay Isn't God's Denial" in Instagram post announcing end to his season

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall announced he’ll have ankle surgery, ending his 2017 NFL season.

The announcement came in an Instagram post that Marshall penned to his followers.

“Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year 12. I’m filled with mixed emotions. I wasn’t able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader.. . I’m so thankful for this game.. . The biggest lesson I’ve learned about myself is that Adversity kicks my A–. I’m proud to say that after 12 years I’ve finally became the man I knew I was suppose to be by confronting Adversity with a Smile. Gods Delay isn’t Gods Denial #DueSeason”

– Brandon Marshall/Instagram

The 33 year-old Marshall played in 5 games for the Giants this season, catching 18 passes for 154 yards. He is the only player in NFL history to have 1,000 receiving yard seasons with 4 different NFL teams and ranks 16th all-time on the NFL’s list for receptions and 22nd in receiving yards.

A believer in Christ, Marshall shared on The Increase, how praying for clarity helped his faith in Jesus grow and his marriage prosper.

“I was relentless in my praying. Relentless in getting into the Word everyday,” said Marshall. “I was feeling something I never felt before. I’ve been praying for clarity for 4 years and it’s happened. Jesus is the center of everything we do.”