New York Giants add Brandon Marshall
The New York Giants and Brandon Marshall inked a two-year deal earlier today. Marshall took to Twitter this morning to show his followers the new deal. Reports have this deal somewhere around $12 million over 2 years. This move was possible by the Jets granting Marshall’s request and releasing him. So what does this do for the New York Football Giants?
Earlier this off season the Giants released aging vet, Victor Cruz (30). I assumed they would be looking for some young blood to add to the Beckham Jr./Shepard receiving core. They did the complete opposite and added an even older receiver, Brandon Marshall (33). I’m okay with this one. At 6’4”, Marshall gives the Giants that big target they desperately needed in the red zone (Beckham Jr. and Shepard are only 5’11” and 5’10”.) Does this make the Giants Super Bowl Contenders?
While writing an article a few weeks ago, on my thoughts of the NFC, I began thinking about who could be the best team in the NFC. Even before today’s new I had the Giants pegged for that article. Their only need was a big wide receiver and a bruising running back. We can check off the big receiver and hope that they fill that RB slot. Even without a top-tier RB I think the Giants are Super Bowl contenders. If healthy, Marshall will have an immediate impact on the Giants offense.
My Prediction: The Giants go 11-5 during the regular season, win the NFC Championship and lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 52.