Last season was a disaster for the New York Jets, and starting wide receiver Brandon Marshall in particular had a bad year. Marshall notched just 59 catches, 788 yards, and 3 touchdowns in 2016, some of the lowest statistical totals of his career. Gang Green recently released Marshall to clear cap space as the team begins their full on rebuild.
Meanwhile, the Jets stadium neighbors the New York Giants could be an extremely interesting fit for Marshall. The Giants lack a big body wide receiver to play on the outside and give them a legitimate red-zone threat. Marshall could fit that role perfectly.
The Giants offensive receiving core would be dynamic with the addition of the six time Pro Bowler. A depth chart of Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Tavares King, and Marshall would likely be the NFL’s best receiving core. Beckham had 1367 yards , 101 catches and 10 touchdowns a year ago, while Shepard recorded eight touchdowns as a rookie. Adding Marshall to that mix would be a lethal combination.
The former fourth round picket of UCF has had a great NFL career to date, though last year was arguably his worst ever, it was definitely an anomaly. Marshall’s 2015 season with the Jets was arguably the receiver’s best year as a pro. He dominated with 109 catches , 1502 yards and 14 touchdowns. His downward trend could be attributed to the Jets abysmal offense and disastrous quarterback situation in 2016.
The thought of an offense containing Eli Manning , Brandon Marshall , Sterling Shepard and Odell Beckham Jr is very exciting. Manning would be the best quarterback that Marshall has ever played with. This would also be the best receiving core he’s ever played in. For Marshall to be a Giant he would have to take a reasonable salary due to the Giants limited cap room, and would also have to accept being the second option to Beckham.