Brandon Marshall won't attempt future laterals

Freeman calls Marshall's blunder an act of desperation (1:02)

Former Packers WR Antonio Freeman joins Mike & Mike and reacts to Jets WR Brandon Marshall's poor attempt to lateral the ball to a teammate and fumbling the ball instead. (1:02)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- After Sunday's disastrous attempt, New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is swearing off laterals.

Despite three successful laterals earlier in his career, by his count, Marshall said Monday that he has no plans to seek redemption with a fifth attempt.

"I was 3-0 coming into the game," he said. "Now I think the record for the rest of my career will be 3-1, because I'm never going to try that again."

Marshall has been ridiculed by fans and media for an ill-advised decision in the Jets' 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

As he was being tackled on a 15-yard reception, Marshall tried to flip the ball backward to tight end Jeff Cumberland, who was standing nearby. The lateral was tipped by a defender and recovered by linebacker Jordan Hicks at the Jets' 36-yard line. A few plays later, the Eagles scored to make it 24-0.

Afterward, Marshall said it was "probably the worst play in NFL history." The error also came two days after a SiriusXM radio interview in which he expressed frustration that no one recognizes him as one of the premier receivers in the league.

On Monday, Marshall said he had trouble sleeping as he replayed the fumble over and over in his mind.

"The only positive about that play was the sideline was so close," he said. "When you make a play like that and it's on the other side, that walk back to your sideline is like the worst ever. Good thing it was right by our sideline. I was able to take a few steps and I was right there."

Marshall executed a successful lateral on one of the biggest plays of his career. On Dec. 13, 2009, on his record-setting 21st reception against the Indianapolis Colts, he flipped the ball to Denver Broncos teammate Chris Kuper after a reception. Kuper gained an additional seven yards.

One difference: That was a desperate, fourth-down play with two minutes remaining in a 28-16 loss. On Sunday, Marshall did it in the second quarter, putting the Jets in a huge hole.

Coach Todd Bowles wasn't happy with that play or Marshall's performance in general. The wide receiver finished with 10 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, but he also was responsible for Ryan Fitzpatrick's third interception -- a pass that went through Marshall's hands and was picked off by safety Walter Thurmond.

"He made catches, but he dropped a ball or two and he turned the ball over, so that's not a good game by his standards or our standards," Bowles said.

Marshall showed accountability, sharing a mea culpa with his Twitter followers and promising it would never happen again.

"Actually, the response was great with Jets fans," Marshall said. "I actually said it was dumb and boneheaded, and the fans seemed to do more picking me up than knocking me down."