Giants Sign WR Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall doesn’t have to go house shopping. The wide receiver has struck agreement with the Giants on a two-year deal, Adam Schefter of tweets. It’s a two-year, $12MM deal for Marshall (Twitter link). Marshall tweeted a picture of the signed contract, so it’s now official."<strong

The Giants have been linked to Marshall ever since the Jets released him earlier this month. He’ll now line up opposite of Odell Beckham Jr. and give defenses something to think about before they double team the young superstar. The Giants’ WR depth chart is looking pretty strong at the moment with OBJ, Marshall, and rising sophomore Sterling Shepard in the top three slots.

Marshall is just two years removed from a season in which he had 109 catches, 1,502 yards, and 14 touchdowns. His numbers dipped significantly last season, but that can be largely attributed to the Jets’ overall offensive quagmire. Now, he could be reinvigorated as he switches jerseys in the same building.

Marshall not only avoids the hassle of moving by signing with the G-Men – he’ll also get to stay in the country’s No. 1 media market. The charismatic veteran already does a fair amount of TV work and he hopes to continue in broadcasting after he’s done playing.

After being released, I ranked Marshall as the sixth-best wide receiver available in free agency, behind Alshon Jeffery, Terrelle Pryor, Kenny Stills, Kenny Britt, and DeSean Jackson. That position slotted him ahead of notables like Pierre Garcon, Torrey Smith, and Terrance Williams.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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13 comments on “Giants Sign WR Brandon Marshall

  1. Thronson5

    Great signing for that team. Even with Eli on the decline, they should have a good season offensively and their lass game should be really good. Take some pressure off the head case known as OBJ lol. Now only if they can sign a RB like Peterson, Charles or Murray, their offense would be really good.

  2. Backwoods NFL Observer

    If Eli can cowboy up and throw the dam ball down field this year they may make a run at a SB is reachable but he would have to play pass the pain like his older brother did to get that it’s all about how bad do you want it

  3. Ram15004x4BadassStrongToughMan

    Now that old man don’t gotta move homes good for he

  4. I Call it like I See It

    A great signing. I had this on my wish list hen he was released by the Jets. Gives the Giants the big physical receiver they need, particularly in the red zone, and allows te to open up the field from the running game
    Now to concentrate on the OL, TE and DL in the draft and a deep playoff run is possible

  5. GeauxRangers

    Who is going to block so they can throw the ball more than 5 yards downfield though?

  6. CursedRangers

    Good signing for the Giants. Especially considering Garçon just signed for $16M

  7. bravosfan4life

    No this is bad for beckham he already barley gets any looks now he won’t get any and not much fantasy points

    • metseventually

      It’s good for the Giants- the sport is about the team not the single player.

    • JT19

      He barely gets any looks?! He’s a top 3 receiver in the league and the best one on his team. Maybe read past the fantasy stats once in a while.

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