Brandon Marshall Signs 2-Year Deal With The New York Giants

Brandon Marshall has agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Giants.

Marshall, who will turn 33 on March 23, was voted by the Jets as the team MVP in 2015 as he set the franchise record for catches (109) and receiving yards (1,502) in a season. He also tied for the NFL lead with 14 receiving touchdowns. From there, the well-traveled veteran suffered perhaps his worst season in 2016, managing only 59 catches, 788 yards and three touchdowns.

The move will keep Marshall in the New York market, and pair the 6-time pro bowl receiver with Odell Beckham, Jr. Marshall is the most prominent wide receiver never to appear in a playoff game (Andre Johnson went 9 seasons before his first appearance), as his teams have come up just short on multiple occasions in Denver, Chicago, and two years ago with the Jets.

It’s unclear whether he’s still capable of producing high-end numbers at this stage of his career. Even though he didn’t look nearly as dynamic with the Jets last season, some of those struggles can be contributed to the offense as a whole. Signing him is a worthwhile risk for the Giants.

As Marshall joins his new team, look for him to slot in as a starter opposite Odell Beckham Jr. Along with getting to stay in New York, playing alongside one of the game’s most dangerous weapons should put him in position to enjoy a strong bounce-back campaign in 2017.


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