According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, free agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall and the New York Giants have agreed to a two-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $12 over the course of the next two seasons, as Marshall will stay in the great state of New York.
Marshall was previously released by the New York Jets, making him an eligible free agent as of Thursday at 4pm et.
On paper, the Giants look awfully dangerous. With a receiving corps of now Marshall, Odell Beckham Jr, and Sterling Shepard, this debatably could be the most complete receiving core in the entire league.
Marshall has never been to the postseason before, and the Giants are now beginning to look like the early favorites for the NFC East title in 2017.
In 2016, the Giants ranked 25th in the NFL when it came to total yards per game (330.7), 17th in passing yards per game (242.4), and 26th in points per game (19.4). With Marshall on the roster, it’s safe to say that those numbers are projected to be on the rise.
Since his rookie year in 2006 with the Denver Broncos, Marshall has posted 1,000+ receiving yards in eight of eleven seasons. While Eli Manning will have a lot of egos to handle, this is a great step to improving the chances for the Giants this upcoming season.