Brandon Marshall just signed a two-year deal to became that latest wide receiver addition to the New York Giants.
It was not the most flashy of deals as Marshall inked a conservative $12 million contract for the 2017-18 seasons. What is most important to Marshall isn’t the money so much as just being part of a team that can make it to the playoffs.
“That’s why I’m here,” he said, per Michael Eisen of the team’s official website. “I’m here just because of that reason, because I want to finish my career as a winner.”
Believe it or not, the six-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro has yet to make a playoff appearance. 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.
Marshall turns 33 later this month is is well aware his window of opportunity is closing.
During his 11 seasons in the league, Marshall has tallied a total of 941 receptions for 12,061 yards and 82 touchdowns. It was just in 2015 that Marshall scored a league-high and personal best 14 touchdowns with the Jets.
Working with quarterback Eli Manning will certainly enhance Marshall’s chances of posting another 1,000-plus yard season, along with double-digit touchdowns.
Manning and the Giants also present a much better opportunity for Marshall to get to his first playoff game. The Giants have made it to the postseason in six of Manning’s 13 seasons in New York. Two Super Bowl victories have come along the way.
We wish Marshall success in what will likely be the final team he plays with as his NFL career gently winds down.