New York Jets: Team reworks contract of Brandon Marshall
The New York Jets knew that once they bolstered their wide receiver corps, it would yield much better results come next season from the positional group. They traded for and acquired Brandon Marshall in hopes of finding someone to solidify their No. 1 spot at wide receiver. As per Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets reworked the contract with Marshall that saw him actually get a pay raise early on before his NFL debut with the team.
Originally supposed to earn about $24.3 million dollars over the next three seasons, the Jets have increased it to $26 million dollars with $1.3 million in guaranteed money. With about $2.7 million dollars added into his reworked contract, he’s so far been benefiting incredibly well ever since he was brought into the mix.
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From living with quarterback Geno Smith this offseason in order to build chemistry and enjoying the opportunity to revitalize his career with the Jets, he should finally be the answer the team has been looking for at wide receiver. With last year’s abysmal offensive performance in the books, the Jets can only become better in their passing game with what Marshall brings to the table.
In his career so far in the NFL, Marshall has achieved 9,771 receiving yards on 773 receptions for 65 touchdowns. He’s a proven threat and if he can stay relatively healthy, should be able to contribute nicely on the Jets this upcoming season.
Regardless which quarterback ends up being the starter in 2015, Marshall should be able to elevate those around him and finally bring a much-needed presence on offense. Eric Decker can now move to his natural No. 2 position and Jeremy Kerley should end up being the Jets’ No. 3 wide receiver on the depth chart.
Overall, it’s good to see the Jets make sure to keep Marshall financially happy as that can all contract talk can be put to the side and have the focus be on how he’s going to haul in plenty of touchdowns for the team in 2015.
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