Brandon Marshall signs with Giants

Mar 09, 2017, 00:29
Brandon Marshall signs with Giants

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The biggest beneficiary of Marshall joining the Giants is Beckham. Especially at what looks like a depressed price tag, the Giants landed a significant piece in their new receiver. Not quite. "Inside the NFL" tapes its shows on Tuesdays during the regular season, which is the players' day off for the Jets.

What Marshall adds to the Giants immediately is a legitimate third option at wide receiver, something the team wants on the field nearly every play. Sans the poorly placed pistol in a nightclub, we hope. Wednesday at Okalahoma's Pro Day Mixon laid down a 4.43 40-yard dash to go with a 35-inch vertical jump, two measurable stats that might have put him in the second round conversation of April's NFL Draft. He turns 33 in two weeks. However, as extensive as Marshall's past locker room troubles have been, he's appeared to get along with the members of his position group.

The 21-year-old wideout joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in 2016 and contributed to the tune of 14 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Heck, Marshall would take a single playoff appearance. From his heavyweight fight with Josh Norman to his one-sided battle with a kicking net to his disappearance in his first-ever postseason game, Beckham's unparalleled on-field production has run parallel to one distraction after the next.

Like Burress, who burned Green Bay in the 2007 playoffs, Marshall would have been a ideal tonic for the Packers in last season's playoffs, and surely hopes for a rematch in 2017. This is the player who said at the end of the season that it's not about the money, that he'd play for free. The three-headed monster with the most targets over that span is the 2012 Indianapolis Colts, with Andrew Luck throwing the ball to Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Donnie Avery 409 times combined. He will make $6 million to win with the Giants this year. His former teams, the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and New York Jets, failed at this task during the years he was with the clubs. "Just to help out the offense, the offensive coordinator and the quarterback to be able to keep defensive coordinators and defenses honest, I think there's a lot of opportunities definitely to produce given that Odell is on the other side".

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He also will have one of the scariest pass-catchers in the National Football League ahead of him in Odell Beckham Jr.

Even though NY didn't win a playoff game in the 2016 season, they weren't very far from competing for a title. And, predictably, Manning targeted Beckham nearly twice as much as any other wideout when the team trailed by seven points or more in 2016. Marshall would have been the first to do so, because Marshall was once Beckham - a wild stallion who just needed the right dose of wisdom. Marshall is doing just the opposite.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Marshall has matured. Rather than blame his parents or his profession for his troubles, Marshall faced mental illness head-on like a cornerback tugging on his jersey.

The Eagles have been tied to pretty much every wide receiver on the market with the exception of Marshall.