Brandon Marshall, Giants agree to deal

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Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is done with the Jets, but he’ll reportedly still be playing his home games at MetLife Stadium.

According to multiple reports, Marshall has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to join the Giants as a free agent. Marshall was released by the Jets so he’s eligible to sign a deal ahead of the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Marshall’s arrival gives the Giants an enviable receiving corps for the 2017 season. He’ll give the team an upgrade over the departed Victor Cruz as an outside receiver opposite Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard adds another threat in the slot as the Giants try to get more productive on offense than they were while advancing to the postseason last year.

If they can repeat that playoff trip, it would mark the first time in his career that Marshall is on a team that plays beyond the final weekend of the regular season. If Marshall’s presence provides the desired boost to their offensive production, the Giants will likely have designs on more than just a cameo appearance in the playoffs this time around

106 responses to “Brandon Marshall, Giants agree to deal

  1. great now O’della has someone more established to take boat trips with..ha, i crack myself up–all kidding aside, this is a very desperate move because Marshall is certifiably crazy–getting my popcorn ready for this circus to commence.

  2. Hah-hah him and OBJ together. Pity the coaching staff, they won’t have time to do anything else but babysit those two.

  3. I was prepared to rip this 8 ways to Sunday, something along the lines of ‘great, bookend head cases’ but 2 years at $12M takes a lot of the sting out of it.

  4. OK this could work out real well if the Giants can block for Manning. This creates a major match up problem for defenses with OBJ. Good signing here.

  5. Good signing, but this still doesn’t address our OL. It should obviously help the team, but I hope Giants make some big changes to the OL now that we have a pretty good back in Perkins.

    Odell, Marshall, and Shepard at WR though? Nice!

  6. Marshall’s alleged desire to win a title was cast aside to remain in NYC and on Inside The NFL. Says a lot.

  7. It will be a good signing if the Giants can get at least 1 new starting Offensive lineman (RT or RG).

    without that, Eli might not have time to throw to any of his WR’s……

  8. I love how people are knocking this signing. What superb football acumen. Yeah, it’s so stupid to put Marshall across from Beckum with Shepherd in the slot. What a dumb move.

  9. with that defense, an offensive line upgrade, as well as rb (upgrade which wont be too hard to replace jennings), and this team wins the NFC East

  10. Hate on. We’ve been begging for a legit #2 for 4 years now and finally got him. You all are screwed now. Coming for #3 pats fans. Drink that in ya toolboxes.

  11. I am very surprised by the positive comments above. I’d take my chances in the draft before I’d pay a 32 year old 6 million dollar butter fingered locker room disruption.

    I’ll be very surprised if he lasts the duration of this deal with the Giants.

  12. Marshall is no longer the head case people purport him to be. He received professional help and now communicates his feelings quite well. People make it seem as if he has frequent temper-tandrums.

  13. As a cowboy fan I admit this is a good signing by the giants bad for us as it looks like two of our top 3 corners r probably gone this year

  14. Big target for Eli along with the speedy OBJ and Sterling. Now they need an OT to keep him upright so he can pass to these guys! Good move and speaking of moves, he doesn’t have to! Same stadium!

  15. I’ll wish him well because I get he will be a fixture in New York on game day shows for years to come. Choosing the Giants makes perfect sense to finish his career. If he truly wanted to get a ring….you’re not going to do it with the G-men. Personally, I’d have gone with the Steelers, Ravens or Patriots. The Tuesday commute would have been longer to get to NFL Network studios but at least you have a shot at a ring.

  16. They didn’t break the bank and Marshall’s a legit WR. I don’t see a problem with the signing. Unless they solidify that OL, though, it won’t matter. They need to protect Manning and get back a running game.

  17. minson15 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM
    Why is Marshall able to sign with a team before anyone else is?
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    Try reading the article. 3rd damn sentence:
    “Marshall was released by the Jets so he’s eligible to sign a deal ahead of the start of the new league year…”

    smh

  18. Wanted to stay close to NYC for his TV show, so signing with another New York team isn’t much of a surprise. Maybe this helps gets OBJ under control. If not, they probably move on from him in 2 years.

  19. After a great 2015 (1502yds, ranked 6th), his stats nose-dived last year (788yds, ranked 52nd) with a marked increase in drops. $12M for 2yrs is too much for a mid-low ranking WR on the decline with locker-room baggage. This guy is not part of the solution to get Eli a 3rd ring before retirement.

  20. The Greatest Coach once said “it’s not about collecting talent, it’s about building a team”.

    Two children for wide outs with weak leadership and erratic performance at QB could be a problem.

  21. Okay, so now the Giants have a decent recving corps (and actually WR has never been a problem with them).. so when is ‘future hall of famer’ Eli gonna step up and finally act like one? Pls stop with the ‘oh he needs a better O-line’ stuff… that is BS, this guy is treated with kid gloves, it’s time to put the heat on Eli and get him to start producing.. the last couple years he’s stunk up the joint

  22. They’re going to have quite a bit of $ tied up in their WRs. And it remains encouraging to see that certain Packer fans remain obsessed with my Vikings — glad my team gives you something to do every day.

  23. ibillwt says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:21 AM

    The Greatest Coach once said “it’s not about collecting talent, it’s about building a team”.

    Two children for wide outs with weak leadership and erratic performance at QB could be a problem.

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    Sort of like they did with Chandler Jones and Aaron Hernandez?

  24. footballmaven says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:28 AM

    Okay, so now the Giants have a decent recving corps (and actually WR has never been a problem with them).. so when is ‘future hall of famer’ Eli gonna step up and finally act like one? Pls stop with the ‘oh he needs a better O-line’ stuff… that is BS, this guy is treated with kid gloves, it’s time to put the heat on Eli and get him to start producing.. the last couple years he’s stunk up the joint
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    Last two years? Actually, two years ago, Eli had one of the best seasons of his career, and the season before that (first season with MacAdoo as OC), he played very well too. So yes, the issue is primarily related to their atrocious OL and last-ranked run game. Clean those two up, give Eli some time and he will do well.

  25. now they need a real coach.

    mcdoo will never take them anywhere, he has proven he takes the path of least resistance when it comes to coaching.

  26. Marshall and Jeffery fail
    Marshall and Decker fail
    Marshall and Beckham…..but it’ll work this time.

    I feel bad for Eli. He’ll be pulled in every direction except forward.

  27. Pretty sure any receiver would “drop off” if they had the Jets QB rotation. Funny things like statistics improve when you have the same quarterback and starting receivers for a season. But hey, let’s dismiss those pesky three starting passers and a missing bookend oh and toss in the ignorant mental case jokes to boot.

  28. There isnt a bad word that can be said about this signing.. 2 years at a very good price (6 million).

    He gives ELI the big target he needs in the redzone, hes a solid route runner.

    Giants have a very good receiving corp now

    Sign Anthony Fasano to be the Blocking TE

    Upgrade tackle and 1 guard position in the draft and this team will be a tough out

  29. justintuckrule says:
    Mar 8, 2017 9:56 AM
    Hate on. We’ve been begging for a legit #2 for 4 years now and finally got him. You all are screwed now. Coming for #3 pats fans. Drink that in ya toolboxes.

    ••••••••••••••

    If you believe that the addition of Marshall is all that was needed for this currently constituted Giants team to become a legitimate Super Bowl contender, then I can’t help you.

  30. Marshall and Jeffery fail
    Marshall and Decker fail
    Marshall and Beckham…..but it’ll work this time.

    I feel bad for Eli. He’ll be pulled in every direction except forward.
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    How did Marshall & Decker fail?

    Jets had their best offensive season in history in 2015

  31. streetyson says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:18 AM
    After a great 2015 (1502yds, ranked 6th), his stats nose-dived last year (788yds, ranked 52nd) with a marked increase in drops. $12M for 2yrs is too much for a mid-low ranking WR on the decline with locker-room baggage. This guy is not part of the solution to get Eli a 3rd ring before retirement.
    _____________________________________

    What receivers stats wouldnt drop with Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Ryan fitzpatrick throwing to him?

  32. I will give the giants credit where credit is due.
    they have given sheli a good level of wr her entire career – which has kept her from having the most int’s every year of her career. nothing like some miracle catches from a really really bad qb to bail you out, eh sheli?

  33. It’s funny how little respect the majority of posters have for BMarsh as a player and a person, yet every current and former players seem to really like him and respect him.

    I know a lot of people here think he’s a “headcase”. I think it takes a lot of courage to publicly admit that you have a mental disease and that you have sought treatment. I don’t know why so many people seem to dislike BMarsh personally, outside of things that happened 10 years ago.

    Good luck to BMarsh.

  34. lots of hate in the comments. i say these people are scared. Get the Giants a good LT and this team makes the Superbowl.

    that defense is sick and now the offense only needs to be good, but it will be better than good.

  35. thejesusofcool says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:15 AM
    I thought BM would go to tv where he could crash and and burn like Tiki.
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    Tiki Barbers estimated net worth is 14 million..

    You consider that crash & burn?

  36. yourunclerico says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:13 AM
    I will give the giants credit where credit is due.
    they have given sheli a good level of wr her entire career – which has kept her from having the most int’s every year of her career. nothing like some miracle catches from a really really bad qb to bail you out, eh sheli?

    _______________________________________

    Yet NONE of those receivers have never done a thing for any other team..

  37. Sort of like they did with Chandler Jones and Aaron Hernandez?

    Actually, yes.

    NE just won 2 SBs in the last 3 years, 1 with Chandler Jones, and they used Jones to steal draft picks from Arizona (2nd and what turned into a 4th rder as a trade back for Thuney and Mitchell), while saving $15 millioin in 2017.

    Try to keep up.

    BB plays chess, everyone else plays checkers on the short bus, including Jerry Reese.

    Reese should have been fired years ago.

  38. tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:29 AM
    Sort of like they did with Chandler Jones and Aaron Hernandez?

    Actually, yes.

    NE just won 2 SBs in the last 3 years, 1 with Chandler Jones, and they used Jones to steal draft picks from Arizona (2nd and what turned into a 4th rder as a trade back for Thuney and Mitchell), while saving $15 millioin in 2017.

    Try to keep up.

    BB plays chess, everyone else plays checkers on the short bus, including Jerry Reese.

    Reese should have been fired years ago.
    ______________________________________

    How many 2x winning Superbowl GM”s get fired?

    He would have another job in minutes.

    Especially with his most recent drafts..

    He had a 3 year period 11-13 when his drafts didnt pan out, other wise he has been a very solid GM.

  39. Ugh, I guess we aren’t really interested in Russel Okung..

    This signing makes no sense.

    We need an Offensive Lineman first and Foremost, specifically Okung, not a WR. We are fine at WR.

  40. “Why is Marshall able to sign with a team before anyone else is?”

    You know, after the headline there’s a whole lot of information to be found in those smaller letters. Maybe you should read them.

  41. redlikethepig says:
    Mar 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    I love how people are knocking this signing. What superb football acumen. Yeah, it’s so stupid to put Marshall across from Beckum with Shepherd in the slot. What a dumb move.
    —————————-
    You are so right, I mean there’s no way this won’t work…

  42. And the Giants just jinxed themselves by signing Brandon (no playoff games) Marshall.

  43. Oh look Patriots fans are knocking the signing. Once Brady and his under the table money is gone, Patriots are gonna be wanting to pay more for good players. Only so long you can cheat and get away with it

  44. You know it’ll be all sunshine and rainbows between Brandon and Odell in TC. And it will continue that way if they come out of the gate fast.

    But eventually, they’ll both want a divorce.

  45. Skins’ fan here. As much as I dislike the Giants, this is a solid move. You can critique the two before being divas–but both want to win real bad.

    If Marshall just wanted touches, he could’ve easily gone to a place like San Fran or Tennessee where he’d get the ball. But, at 32 he wants a chip and won’t be the same Brandon Marshall when he was 22.

    ODB will get his–as he always does and rightfully so. Even with an INT machine at QB–I think it’s hard to fail when you have these two guys catching the ball for you

  46. Great Signing. For many reasons. You cannot expect all the receivers to be healthy throughout the season. And the giants depth at receiver is promising but unproven.

    Giants simply need to sign a couple of olineman, Draft another running back and a Tight end and they will be a fierce team to compete against. Also, I believe the Giants will sign JPP long term opening up cap space for more spending!

  47. NYC can keep the nut job.

    He is great getting numbers. But when you need him the most, he will drop the damn ball. Or be on the sidelines blaming someone for his drop.

  48. Giants now seem to be the Steelers of the NFC. Dangerous, hard for opposing teams to manage, inconsistent, with weaknesses they try to stay one step ahead of.

    Personally, I think this is a great move for the Giants, even though I’m not thrilled about it as a Cowboys fan. Going to be a tough division again next season (assuming Washington doesn’t screw things up with Cousins).

  49. superpatriotsfan says:
    Mar 8, 2017 12:53 PM
    Oh look Patriots fans are knocking the signing. Once Brady and his under the table money is gone, Patriots are gonna be wanting to pay more for good players. Only so long you can cheat and get away with it

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    Lighten up Francis. Its the off season. Every team is good even yours. Save your excuses for the fall.

  50. Best case situation: The 2015 Brandon Marshall returns and the Giants passing game is a force to be reckon with. Odell Beckham and Marshall mesh well together. The Giants advance to the playoffs past the divisional round.

    Worst case situation: The 2016 Brandon Marshall strikes back and creates more headlines then highlight tapes. Odell Beckham and Marshall don’t mesh and “give me the ball” attitude leads the Giants and Eli to regress.

  51. “before I’d pay a 32 year old 6 million dollar butter fingered locker room disruption”

    Butter fingers? He’s a headcase but he’s a friggin possession monster. Dude is a PPR fantasy stud.

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