New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 22: Cassius Marsh #55 of the New England Patriots looks on before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Which former Patriot do New England football fans like the least? If you asked around, you’d like get a number of answers. Some may say failed free agent signings including Adalius Thomas and Scott Chandler. Others may offer failed draft picks, like Chad Jackson and N’Keal Harry. There may even be some still holding resentment against good players who failed in key moments, such as Wes Walker and Asante Samuel.

It’s highly unlikely you’d hear the name ‘Cassius Marsh’ brought up. That is, unless you asked the man himself.

In case you don’t remember (and it has been a while), Marsh played nine games for the Patriots early in the 2017 season, after being acquired via trade from the Seattle Seahawks. He struggled to adapt to the Patriots’ defensive system, recording 19 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in that time. While his play wasn’t great, was it bad enough to make him public enemy No. 1 among New England football fans?

“Patriots fans hate me.” Marsh told Tom Segura of the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast. “I am probably one of the most hated former Patriots. Up there – Top five at least.”

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