Around 11:00 am Pacific time on May 29th, free-agent wide receiver Brandon Marshall, formerly of the New York Giants, posted an Instagram post of himself wearing a Seahawks’ jersey. In the post, three pictures were included, all with Brandon wearing a lime green Seattle jersey adorned with the number 12. Instantly, the social media world exploded; Is this a joke? Is Marshall signing with Seattle? What did it mean?
At 11:29, Adam Schefter confirmed in a Twitter post that indeed, Marshall had agreed to a one year deal with the ‘Hawks.
WR Brandon Marshall’s one-year deal with the Seahawks has a maximum value of $2 million if incentives are hit, per source.
Could help set WR market for Jeremy Maclin, Dez Bryant, Eric Decker.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 29, 2018
The contract, a very team-friendly deal worth a maximum of $2 million, means Marshall has no guarantee of making the 53-man roster out of training camp. It’s expected that Brandon will come in and provide a much-needed veteran presence on the outside. At 6’5″, Marshall has the size that Pete Carroll loves to have on his roster. If Brandon can stay healthy and still has some gas in the tank, this could be a great signing for the Seahawks.
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Marshall played five games for the New York Giants in an injury-plagued 2017, finishing with 18 receptions for 154 yards. In twelve seasons, Brandon has racked up an impressive 959 career catches.
To see who Marshall will compete against to earn a roster spot, see our breakdown of the Seahawks’ wide receiver depth chart here.
|4 yr||4 yr||DEN||61||45||542||327||4019||12.3||25||75||5.4||65.9||4123||25||8|
|3 yr||3 yr||CHI||45||45||462||279||3524||12.6||31||56||6.2||78.3||3522||31||3|
|2 yr||2 yr||MIA||30||30||287||167||2228||13.3||9||65||5.6||74.3||2244||9||3|
|2 yr||2 yr||NYJ||31||31||301||168||2290||13.6||17||69||5.4||73.9||2290||17||3|
|1 yr||1 yr||NYG||5||5||33||18||154||8.6||0||18||3.6||30.8||154||0||0|
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