New York Jets 2015 Training Camp Profile: Brandon Marshall


Wide receiver Brandon Marshall will definitely be fun to watch this summer as he gels even more with his new teammates. The New York Jets have released when the players will be reporting for training camp which will be on July 29th. This marks the first training camp that Mike Maccagnan’s newly upgraded roster will be entering their first training camp with the new regime.

There will be many story lines this summer with the Jets from how the quarterbacks look to how the defense is executing. There is one thing that will be certain, Marshall will be turning every reporter’s head during most of training camp.

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One of the main arguments against the Jets old regime was their inability to get talent around their developing quarterbacks. Fans of the Jets are tired of seeing wide receivers who are unable to catch the ball, mess up routes, and don’t get separation from defenders. It came to the point where Jeremy Kerley was considered the best receiver on the team.

The Jets now boast a very talented receiver corp that shows real promise for this season and the future. The main critique against the receivers last year was that newly signed receiver Eric Decker was not a true first string wide receiver and would struggle to be a top player when double covered by opposing defenses. This was shown throughout the season when Decker would seemingly go missing during plays due to the opposing team having him completely covered.

However, Maccagnan went out and got a true first string wide receiver in Marshall. He has been in the league since 2006 and has been a top tier player from the day he entered. In his time in the league so far, he is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and the 2012 Pro Bowl MVP.

Marshall is a top receiver after having 1,000+ yards receiving every year except last season and his first season in the NFL. He has solidified himself in the NFL as a game changer and is one that will keep the defenses attention allowing the other receivers on the team more freedom to move around.

Looking to training camp, Marshall will have an immediate impact on the team from the day he sets foot on the field. This is doubly true for the fact that Marshall has already orchestrated offensive workouts with the Jets’ offense and seemingly has implemented himself into young quarterback Geno Smith‘s life.

May 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) during organized team activities at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Marshall will also be a huge sigh of relief for Jets fans who had to sit through past training camps with the likes of under-performers like Stephen Hill. Marshall will make Hill look like a wannabe receiver with the talent he possesses and will show as training camp rolls on.

Look for Marshall to have a big role within this offense and for him to post another 1,000+ yard season into his career. Marshall will also be a sort of sigh of relief for the other receivers on the team, due to him being able to force the defense to shift his way.

It will be tough to say what exact role offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has in store for Marshall, but there is one thing for certain. There will be fans screaming Marshall’s name on Sundays when the games that actually matter are finally here.

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