New York Giants Agree To Deal With Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall
The New York Giants have reportedly signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Find out the details of his contract with the Giants!
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has made his first big signing. After sending waves throughout the organization by parting ways with Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings, Reese has added a fresh face to improve offensive execution.
As confirmed by multiple reports, the Giants have signed free agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall to a multi-year deal.
Marshall, who will turn 33 on Mar. 23, played the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the New York Jets. In long pursuit of an elusive postseason appearance, the Hall of Fame hopeful will have a chance to end the drought with the other New York football team.
According to Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday, the Giants have signed Marshall to a two-year contract worth $12 million.
"After wearing green and white the past two seasons, Marshall has agreed to terms on a two-year, $12 million deal to join Eli Manning and the Giants, sources told Newsday."
That comes out to an average of $6.0 million per season.
Marshall has career statistics of 941 receptions, 12,061 yards, and 82 touchdowns on 1,600 targets. He’s 59 receptions away from becoming the 15th player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 career catches.
Marshall is also one of 25 players in NFL history with at least 12,000 receiving yards and one of 27 players with at least 80 receiving touchdowns.
Marshall has eight career seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards, six with at least 100 receptions, and four with at least 10 touchdowns.
In 2016, Marshall recorded 59 receptions for 788 yards and three touchdowns, which comes out to an average of 13.4 yards per reception. He did so while playing yet another season with a cast of quarterbacks who are widely regarded as subpar.
With the Giants, Marshall will play alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard, and catch passes from a future Hall of Famer in Eli Manning.
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Jerry Reese has made a powerful move to improve the New York Giants’ offensive execution.