Giants give Odell Beckham Jr. help by landing Brandon Marshall
Mar 09 2017 by Kelly Saunders
Six-time Pro Bowl selection Brandon Marshall is taking his talents to NY, and he tweeted out the words "done deal", a giants #GMEN hashtag, and a picture of the freshly-signed contract to make it official.
The Giants are set to pair Marshall alongside fellow star wideout Odell Beckham Jr., who had at least 90 catches and 1,300 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons in the league. Along with getting to stay in NY, playing alongside one of the game's most risky weapons should put him in position to enjoy a strong bounce-back campaign in 2017.
Tight end Dwayne Allen is eager to get started with the New England Patriots after the Indianapolis Colts traded him on the eve of free agency. The 2016 undrafted free agent out of Ohio State caught 14 passes for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns in 10 games during his rookie season. He is also the only player in league history to record 1,000 receiving yard seasons with four different teams.
Brandon Marshall won't have to move very far for his next team.
Marshall even spoke out a year ago about how the Giants handled Beckham, which means the the superstar knows he's got the vet in his corner. 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.
The Giants upgrade at the position over Cruz, who had a drop off in production last season. As it turns out, there is a bit of a connection between the photo and Marshall's new team. They gave the wide receiver the correct numbers, and before anyone else.
Marshall has also previously played for Denver, Miami and Chicago, which traded him and a seventh-round draft pick to NY in 2015 for a fifth-rounder.
Next up for the Giants will be repairing their porous offensive line and establishing some balance via the run game. Brandon Marshall has a reputation as a locker room cancer.
- Defenses will find it more hard to key on stopping Beckham with Marshall on the field.
The Bills ended two months of uncertainty on Wednesday by announcing Taylor would remain in Buffalo for a third season after agreeing to restructure his five-year contract extension. Players have exhausted of being in the same locker room as the outspoken receiver. When he's at his best, Marshall is more than capable of being a No.1 wide receiver.