Buyer Beware: Why Acquiring Brandon Marshall Would Be Akin to Randy Moss

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In recent months, one of the most talked about free agents in the NFL has been Denver receiver Brandon Marshall.
And rightfully so.
In four seasons with the Denver Broncos, Marshall has compiled over 100 catches in three of those seasons, and has already amassed over 4,000 yards.
Marshall has done so with two different quarterbacks: Jay Cutler (2007-2008) and Kyle Orton (2009). I should emphasize the fact that Orton, a mere throw-in when Denver traded Cutler to Chicago, had a spike of nearly 1,000 yards passing between 2008 and 2009.
That can be explained by several things: NFL rule changes, Coach McDaniels' offensive system, better protection from the line, etc. Nevertheless, Marshall has been a constant force at receiver, and no one can deny that he is a proactive playmaker, not just a reactive one (as many receivers have been labeled).
Just like Randy Moss. 
Marshall has also been infamous for his off-field troubles. My rule about off-field behavio...

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