In 12 seasons in the National Football League, Brandon Marshall has been on five different teams, but has had the misfortune of never making the postseason. He’s been so unlucky that he’s twice been on 10-6 sides (2012 Chicago Bears, 2015 New York Jets) that have failed to get into the playoffs.
At 34 years old, time is running short, and he’s on the downside of his career. Where could he end up next? The possible answer may surprise you.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and New York Giants reporter Jordan Raanan, Marshall is scheduled for a visit with the Seattle Seahawks.
Brandon Marshall is visiting the #Seahawks, per @AdamSchefter and me. Was cut by the #Giants recently with a failed physical designation.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 9, 2018
Marshall caught just 18 passes for 154 yards and 0 touchdowns in his shortened 2017 season with the New York Giants. Numerous drops during critical drives plagued him, and even before his season-ending injury, it looked like he was washed up.
At his best, Marshall was one of the best receivers in the NFL. He’s amassed six 100+ catch seasons, playing with such quarterbacks as Kyle Orton and Ryan Fitzpatrick. His best years were with Jay Cutler slinging passes his way with both the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears.
Marshall has a reasonably lengthy history of making plays against the Seahawks. His first career touchdown came in 2006 against Seattle, he made Russell Wilson have to win the 2012 Bears game twice thanks to this play, and beat Richard Sherman for a touchdown as a New York Jet in 2016.
As much as I was a fan of Marshall in his prime, I seriously doubt he has has much to offer at this stage. He’s not been good since 2015 and is coming off ankle surgery. If he is to turn this visit into an actual signing, ideally it’s for the veteran minimum, and we see what he does in training camp and/or preseason. Otherwise, I’m personally not interested.