Today we're looking at our newest receiver, Brandon Marshall. Will he have more than 1,000 receiving yards this season?
Last year Brandon Marshall played in 13 games while battling injuries throughout the season. It started with a persistent ankle problem that plagued him for most of the season and ended with a brutal knee to the back where he sustained broken ribs and damage to his lung.
He's fighting fit now and ready to go. Although it is worth noting that he is now 31 years old and in the twilight of a fantastic career. However despite the injuries, there was nothing to suggest Marshall was slowing down despite recording the lowest amount of receiving yards since his rookie season.
Marshall finished last season with 61 receptions for 721 yards and 8 touchdowns. 39 receptions less, 574 yards less and 4 touchdowns less than his very productive 2013 season. However Brandon Marshall has never recorded back-to-back seasons with less than 1,000 receiving yards, mainly because he's only ever had one other season where he didn't go over the 1,000 mark.
Last season Marshall played on a struggling Bears team with a gunslinger at QB, although the Bears enjoyed a strong rushing attack and a dynamic duo at the receiver position with Marshall and Jeffrey.
This year he'll play with an inconsistent QB, who struggled last year on a team that should have a good rushing attack and a good dynamic receiving duo in Marshall and Decker.
Is Marshall slowing down, or was it just the injuries that limited his output last season.
On the over or under on 1,000 receiving yards, I'm taking the over. I think he'll have a really strong year, finish around 80-90 receptions for 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns.