Wide receiver Brandon Marshall has agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with the New York Giants. The new contract keeps him with the team until 2019. Marshall spent the last two seasons as a member of the New York Jets.
Giants giving former Jets WR Brandon Marshall a two-year, $12 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2017
Report: Brandon Marshall Signs With the New York Giants
Marshall reportedly requested his release and was granted it by the Jets last week, in the midst of a franchise-wide talent purge. Marshall is coming off a disappointing 2016 season that saw him snag only 59 receptions for 788 yards and three touchdowns as the Jets endured a frustrating 5-11 season.
Marshall has been an extremely productive wideout for the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, and New York Jets over an 11-year career, and currently sits 18th all-time with 941 career receptions and tied for 24th all-time with 12,061 career receiving yards. Over the course of his NFL journey, he has earned six Pro Bowl berths, and a Second-team All-Pro nod in 2015, his first season with the Jets.
Marshall has eight 1,000 yard seasons to his credit and has fallen short of the marker only three times in his career. Perhaps even more impressive, Marshall has an eye-popping six 100-catch seasons to his credit. Furthermore, during his aforementioned 2015 All-Pro season, he secured 109 receptions for 1,502 yards 14 touchdowns (tied for the league lead), proving that he still has much to offer an NFL franchise.
The 32-year-old Marshall has still yet to appear in his first post-season game, something that seems very likely to change as a member of the Giants. Marshall clearly jumped at the chance to remain in New York and join forces with Eli Manning, Odell Beckham, and Sterling Shepard to form a potent passing attack for a team hoping to make a deep playoff run for the first time since the 2011-2012 Super Bowl season. The Giants might very well be getting an enormous deal for a player of Marshall’s caliber.