Every time wide receiver Brandon Marshall finds a new team, he goes off. The only problem is how often he finds himself on a new team.
Four years after being drafted by the Denver Broncos, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins, who used him for two seasons before trading him to the Chicago Bears, who got three years out of him and sent him to the New York Jets. This year, he has signed with the New York Giants — actually the first time he has switched teams as a free agent.
Looking at what he did in his first season as a starter with his first four franchises, the Giants could be in for a real treat with Marshall.
There aren’t going to be too many Giants fans upset if Marshall comes in and produces at that level. Looking at that chart, his year in Miami looks pedestrian, despite going for over 1,000 yards on a high volume of catches. Expanding out to include his entire career after seeing only 37 targets as a rookie, he looks like a first-ballot Hall of Fame player if you just look at the numbers and cover up the column listing his teams.
For the Giants, the worry of having Marshall wear out his welcome — as he did in every single previous stop — isn’t much of a concern. Signing him a two-year deal, the Giants would only be on the hook for $1 million if they decide to cut him after his first season. At his age, Marshall is probably more likely to retire and remain in New York as a television analyst than he is to go searching for a sixth NFL team.
However, his first season with the Giants will be much different than his…
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