FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Jets Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall only needs 100 yards to move to 23rd on the NFL all-time career receiving yards list. Marshall (11,984) currently sits at 25th, and would pass Derrick Mason (12,061) and Hines Ward (12,083) with a dominant “Machine Marshall” type of performance today.
Marshall passed Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (11,904) for 25th two weeks ago in a loss to the New England Patriots.
Marshall has 935 career catches and is only five receptions shy of passing Hall of Famer Art Monk for 18th all-time as well. With a 100-yard game today, would tie Irvin and Torry Holt for the eighth most 100-yard games in league history. Marshall has 46 games with at least 100 yards receiving, which leads all active players.
Though the entire offense has been a disappointment this season, Marshall leads the team in both receiving yards (711) and receptions (53). Those numbers aren’t great for a wide out of Marshall’s caliber. However, he has a chance to add to his legacy this afternoon and build on a tremendous NFL career. He has been a dominate player for a decade and will be considered for Canton when he hangs up his cleats.
Marshall is no stranger to playing at Candlestick Park, he once put up three touchdowns on five receptions and 48 yards while playing for the Chicago Bears.
Bryce Petty will make his second career start today, and will rely on Marshall heavily to move the chains. The 49ers (1-11) have the worst total defense in the NFL.
Marcus Reynolds is a staff writer for JetsInsider.com/NYJScout.com. He can be reached on Twitter (@Marcus_JRNL), or via email (email@example.com).