Giants emerge as favorites to land Brandon Marshall

The highly coveted wide receiver is available for the taking and Big Blue could be at the top of his list.

It seems like Brandon Marshall could either be the New York Giants unlikely hero or an additional obstacle — there is no in between. He does fit the criteria from a logical sense. The Giants need a big wide receiver to play on the outside opposite of Odell Beckham Jr. and the 6’4 veteran WR has a history of producing even through a slew of mediocre quarterbacks. 

Marshall hasn’t formally said that the Giants are his top choice, but he has to be interested in the possibility of playing alongside a QB like Eli Manning and adding to a superior receiving corps. He hasn’t been to the playoffs in his career and with an offensive combo like OBJ and Sterling Shepard, the postseason looks bright. At the age of 33, he’s ready for postseason success and the Giants seem closer than ever toward reaching another title.

His age is a concern for some, but his 2015 stat sheet says otherwise. The Jets’ WR had an incredible year, finishing the season with 109 receptions for 1,502 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He proved his resilience, but his production in 2016 tells a different narrative, one that has to be of concern for the Giants. Taking a drastic plunge, he finished with 59 receptions for 788 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

Other than the logistics, the Giants have to worry about two fiery personalities. OBJ is on the peak of his stardom, but has continually struggled with being level-headed. Marshall, who’s been known to clash with fellow teammates before, might pose more of an obstacle than guidance for the young receiver. All things considered, it seems like it may be too risky to embrace. 

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