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Brandon Marshall

30-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Chicago Bears

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For the second straight season Marshall got his counting stats, but on a per-play basis, his performance was more modest. He averaged only 7.9 YPT (19th) and 13.0 YPC (22nd), far less than teammate Al...

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2014 ADP:  14.71

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/23/1984  College: Central Florida  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Brandon Marshall Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $30 million extension with the Bears in May of 2014.

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Marshall had six catches on a team-high 10 targets for 48 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

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Brandon Marshall NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 23 16 102 1325 7 170 13.0 7.8 - - - - - 5 57 11.4 0 - - - - - -
2008 24 15 104 1265 6 181 12.2 7.0 - - - - - 2 -4 -2.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 25 15 101 1120 10 154 11.1 7.3 11 4 - - - 7 39 5.6 0 - - - - - -
2010 26 Mia 14 86 1014 3 145 11.8 7.0 9 2 4 1 0 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2011 27 Mia 16 81 1214 6 141 15.0 8.6 18 4 5 0 0 1 13 13.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 28 Chi 16 118 1508 11 193 12.8 7.8 18 2 7 2 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 29 Chi 16 100 1295 12 164 13.0 7.9 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 -8 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 Chi 7 31 349 5 56 11.3 6.2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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Brandon Marshall Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 23 16 11.3 17.6 14.5 6 83 24 - - 0 4 0 - -
2008 24 15 10.8 17.7 14.3 7 84 26 - - 0 -0 0 - -
2009 25 15 11.7 18.5 15.1 7 75 29 12 4 0 3 0 0 0
2010 26 Mia 14 8.6 14.7 11.6 6 72 20 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
2011 27 Mia 16 9.9 15.0 12.5 5 76 20 8 5 0 1 0 0 0
2012 28 Chi 16 13.5 20.9 17.2 7 94 23 11 7 0 -0 0 0 0
2013 29 Chi 16 12.6 18.8 15.7 6 81 20 10 7 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 Chi 7 9.3 13.7 11.5 4 50 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Brandon Marshall – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats


Offensive Snaps in 2014

Brandon Marshall was on the field for 359 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Brandon Marshall was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 972 1
2013 883 3
2014 359 0
Brandon Marshall 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Buf 69 0 8 71 1 12 8.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SF 58 0 5 48 3 8 9.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 51 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
4 GB 68 0 2 19 1 6 9.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
5 @Car 62 0 3 44 0 5 14.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Atl 0 0 6 113 0 9 18.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
7 Mia 51 0 6 48 0 10 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NE
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @GB
11 Min
12 TB
13 @Det
14 Dal
15 NO
16 Det
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Brandon Marshall  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 4"
Weight:   230 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   37 in
Broad Jump:   120 in
Bench Press:   28 reps
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Marshall had six receptions on nine targets for 113 yards in Sunday's win at Atlanta.

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Marshall said Thursday that the ankle sprain suffered in Week 4 was considered a four-game injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Marshall (ankle) had three catches on five targets for 44 yards Sunday against the Panthers.

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Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Carolina.

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Marshall (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina, ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports.

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In contrast to the last three weeks, Marshall heads into this weekend with a full week of practice, giving reason to suspect he's healthier than he's been at any point since Week 1. The Panthers aren't a favorable matchup on paper, but the vast majority of Marshall's owners probably want him active since his ankle is improving.
Marshall (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The session marks Marshall's first unhindered practice since aggravating his right ankle injury in last Monday's win at the Jets. Continue to watch his status closely as the week unfolds, but his availability should be confirmed once the final injury report of the week is released.
Marshall (ankle) had two catches on six targets for 19 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Packers.

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Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday’s game against the Packers, Michael C. Wright of reports.

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Marshall entered Sunday’s contest listed as questionable after failing to practice all week, but he may have been held out as a measure to afford him adequate recovery time from the balky ankle that’s been bothering him since Week 1. Though Marshall has been able to remain a useful fantasy commodity by scoring four touchdowns in his first three games, his yards per catch have fallen from 12.9 last season to 8.9 so far in 2014, suggesting the injury is compromising his ability to separate from defensive backs on deeper routes. If Marshall fails to find paydirt Sunday, it might be difficult for him to make up for it with volume.
Marshall (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Packers, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Marshall (ankle) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell reports.

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Marshall played through this injury without practice two weeks in a row, but he aggravated it a bit against the Jets on Monday, making this week's game perhaps his most questionable yet. Santonio Holmes would likely step in as starter if Marshall sits, as Holmes played more snaps (34) than Josh Morgan did (11) against the Jets on Monday. The Bears have an early game Sunday, so Marshall's owners can safely follow his status up until the last minute without missing out on substitution options. For what it's worth, Campbell expects Marshall to play.
Marshall (ankle), who didn't practice again Thursday, is "day-to-day," according to coach Marc Trestman, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Instead of practicing Wednesday and Thursday, Marshall was tending to his injured right ankle, which has ailed him since the regular season opener. In the meantime, his production has reached the extremes -- three touchdowns in Week 2, followed by one reception for six yards Monday -- with improved health potentially helping the wide receiver settle into consistent outings. As the week rolls on, his availability for Sunday's game versus the Packers could be clarified, but another game-time decision may come to pass.

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No one's going to complain about the production, but Marshall was mostly a volume player last season. He averaged a pedestrian 12.8 YPC (27th among the league's 39 100-target WR) and 7.8 YPT (20th). But he saw a whopping 194 targets, a number that would easily lead the league most seasons. As a result, he was the league's No. 2 fantasy wideout. At 6-4, 230, Marshall has decent speed and the agility of a smaller receiver, but he didn't make an inordinate number of downfield plays, finishing with 18 catches of 20-plus (T-7th) and only two receptions of 40 or more yards. Marshall saw 18 red-zone looks (T-12th), and while he converted eight for scores (44% – only James Jones and Eric Decker had better rates among players with 15-plus looks), the Bears simply didn't throw very often near the goal line (Jay Cutler's 50 red-zone attempts ranked 25th, behind players like Brandon Weeden, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Michael Vick). That said, Marshall had a higher percentage of his team's targets than anyone in the league, and it's likely Cutler will lock in on him again for 150-plus in 2013. While Alshon Jeffery should have a bigger role, and Earl Bennett – if he can ever stay healthy – will be in the mix, neither is a threat to Marshall's status as top dog in the Chicago passing game. Moreover, new coach Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer (formerly of the Saints) plan to install a faster-paced offense, so there should be more targets to go around.


Marshall’s numbers improved across the board last year for the Dolphins, but given his volatile personal life and exorbitant contract, they dealt him to the Bears this offseason for a pair of third-round picks. At 6-4, 230, with good speed and the agility of a much smaller receiver, Marshall is a physical mismatch for most defensive backs. Even with Chad Henne and Matt Moore under center, Marshall managed 15.0 yards per catch, 8.6 yards per target and four catches of 40-plus yards. Marshall’s season could have been even better were it not for his 12 drops (tied for 2nd). In Chicago Marshall’s paired with former teammate Jay Cutler, who’s actually been an efficient quarterback for the Bears despite playing with below-average receivers and frequently running for his life. With no top-tier competition for looks either from the receiving corps or the tight end position, Marshall could vie with Roddy White and Calvin Johnson for the league lead in targets – assuming his off-field problems don’t land him in jail or worse. On that note, Marshall was accused of punching a woman in the face at a nightclub in March. At press time, it doesn’t look like this will affect his status for the season as the evidence in the case is spotty, but it’s a reminder of the added risk drafting Marshall entails.


Who knew Kyle Orton was that good? Or perhaps Chad Henne was just that bad. In any event, after becoming the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history, Marshall was an unmitigated bust. He averaged just 7.0 yards per target (24th of 31 100-target receivers), and despite 13 inside-the-10 targets, scored only three touchdowns. Marshall had just nine catches of 20-plus yards all year on 146 targets, one fewer than the 10 from 40-plus Mike Wallace had despite missing his starting quarterback for the first quarter of the year. Of course, Marshall wasn't alone in his struggles with Henne – teammate Davone Bess managed just 6.6 YPT, too. At 6-4, 230 and with good downfield speed, Marshall's one of the most physically gifted receivers in the league, and he's still just 27 years old – a prime age for a wideout. And his enormous contract guarantees him plenty of targets, so long as he can remain on the field. But unless Henne develops, or the Dolphins bring in a veteran to ensure some bare minimum of competence at the quarterback position, Marshall's playing into a headwind. Quarterback, however, isn't the only area of instability in Marshall's life. After having run-ins with coaches and the law in Denver, at press time, Marshall is recovering from a stab wound to the stomach, discourtesy of his wife. While he's expected to be physically fine for training camp, one can only speculate as to how that relationship will affect him during the upcoming season.


Marshall’s drama with Broncos coach Josh McDaniels came to an end this spring when Denver shipped him to Miami for draft picks. Marshall promptly signed a $50 million deal with $24 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid receiver in NFL history. Whether the Dolphins investment proves wise depends first and foremost on Marshall’s behavior — he’s been suspended twice, once for dogging it in practice due to unhappiness with his contract (no longer an issue) and also for a drunk driving arrest and domestic abuse allegation. Be that as it may, at 6-4, 230, and with good downfield speed, Marshall is one of the most gifted receivers in the NFL. Marshall uses his big body effectively to screen defenders from the ball and has the size and leaping ability to go up over top of them. Marshall didn’t make a lot of big plays in the Broncos dink-and-dunk offense last year — just 11 receptions of 20 yards or more — on 154 targets (5th). But that had more to do with Kyle Orton’s limitations and the team’s style of offense. In Miami, Marshall will be paired with the big-armed Chad Henne on a Dolphins team that’s been willing to try unconventional schemes like the Wildcat to make optimal use of its personnel. In short, we’d be surprised if the team paid Marshall all that money and didn’t look to him both for big plays down field and production in the red zone. Of some concern is Marshall’s right hip surgery in early May — he had surgery on the opposite hip last offseason — and his status for the start of training camp is in some doubt. While Marshall is expected to be 100 percent before the start of the season, the injury is likely to cost him some valuable practice time with Henne.


After tying for the league lead with 170 targets in 2007, Marshall easily outpaced the field in 2008 with 181 – despite missing Week 1 due to a league-imposed suspension. But whether it was a nagging hip injury (for which he subsequently had surgery), or merely a loss of focus (he was third in the league with 12 drops), Marshall, who opened the year with an 18-catch game, two games of 155 or more receiving yards and three straight with a touchdown, only had one 100-yard game and three touchdowns over the season’s final 12 weeks. As a result, his per-play numbers were below average – just 7.0 yards per target and 12.2 yards per catch. At 6-4, 230, Marshall has excellent size and good speed, making him a tough cover for defensive backs, and he’s hard to bring down in the open field once he catches the ball. Nonetheless, Marshall wasn’t targeted very far down the field – his 16 catches of 20 yards or more tied him for ninth, but remember he was the most heavily targeted receiver in the league, so he had far more opportunities than any other receiver. And he had just one catch of 40 yards or more. While Marshall was third in red-zone targets with 26, he was tied for 10th in targets inside the 10 and had no looks around the goal line. So Marshall’s modest conversion rate (only five scores in the red zone) doesn’t reflect his abilities. In other words, there’s a good chance Josh McDaniels – who targeted Randy Moss frequently inside the red zone for the last two seasons – will call Marshall’s number there, too in 2009. Of course, like Eddie Royal, Marshall will be playing with Kyle Orton rather than Jay Cutler, but considering how infrequently either player ran deeper routes, the downgrade in arm strength might not be all that damaging to their production. At press time, Marshall is rehabbing from the aforementoned hip surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery by the time training camp opens.


With Javon Walker hurt most of the season (and subsequently released), Marshall was the undisputed No. 1 receiver for the Broncos last year, and in fact he tied for the NFL lead in targets with 170. Marshall's performance - 13 yards per catch, 7.8 yards per target, seven touchdowns - wasn't overwhelming, but for a second-year receiver developing alongside a second-year signal-caller, Marshall showed plenty of promise. At 6-4, 230, and with good speed, Marshall is a match-up problem for most defensive backs, as he's able to outreach and outmuscle them for the ball and break tackles after the catch. Marshall's got soft hands and is also willing to go over the middle and make a play in traffic. Marshall has ideal red-zone size, and his 24 red-zone looks tied him with Reggie Wayne for sixth, five of which he converted for scores. Heading into his third year as strong-armed Jay Cutler's No. 1 option, there's still plenty of room for growth. It's worth noting Marshall suffered right forearm lacerations to one artery, one vein, one nerve, two tendons and three muscles in a bizarre accident while on vacation last March. He was able to run routes at the team's quarterbacks camp in May and is likely to be healthy for the start of training camp.


With Rod Smith turning 37 this spring and Brandon Stokley brought in to man the slot, Marshall is likely to begin the season starting opposite Javon Walker and catching passes from the strong-armed Jay Cutler. At 6-4, 229, Marshall has plenty of size, good leaping ability and the toughness to mix it up with defensive backs and linebackers in the middle of the field. Marshall showed a good rapport with Cutler down the stretch last season and could develop into a reliable red zone target.


Marshall, a fourth-round pick, was impressive during offseason workouts, but will have some work to do to find playing time. He is big, strong, and fast, and at one time coach Mike Shanahan was considering moving him to tight end. Marshall, however, was lined up at receiver for the entire offseason, and now is considered the frontrunner to win the Broncos' third receiver spot in Ashley Lelie's abscence.