Former New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall and the New York Giants have reached an agreement on a two-year deal.
Marshall will team with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard to form a formidable wide receiver corp for the Giants.
The Jets granted Marshall’s wish and released the wide receiver, saving $7.5 million against their salary cap.
Marshall and the Jets discussed the possibility of a return in 2017 – a source close to Marshall told Schefter the team offered a contract extension with no pay cut – but they eventually decided to part ways.
Marshall, who will turn 33 on March 23, was voted by the Jets as the team MVP in 2015 as he set the franchise record for catches and receiving yards in a season.
Brandon Marshall moving over to the Giants might not sit well with Jets fans, but it certainly beats him joinning AFC East rival New England.
By acquiring Brandon Marshall, the Giants now have a big-bodied playmaker that can take defensive pressure away from star WR Odell Beckham Jr. 1 Related.
The Jets acquired Marshall in 2015 from the Bears, costing them only a fifth-round pick.