The New York Jets and Brandon Marshall have agreed upon a reworked contract giving the star wide receiver $26 million over three years, which is a slight increase from his previous deal. The new deal is being reported by Marc Sessler of NFL.com and also confirmed by ESPN.com’s Field Yates and Rich Cimini.
Marshall will join Eric Decker and Devin Smith as the top targets in New York for quarterback Geno Smith, who was named as the starter under center earlier in the offseason by offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.
“I really feel like I'm better now than I've ever been. There's the physical part, feeling healthy, and our medical staff here is probably the best in the league. I feel great, and now I'm starting to see the game differently, being older and having a lot of experience,” Marshall told ESPN New York. “So having all of that working for me, and going against those guys every single day, I'm excited about doing my job this year."
The 31-year-old Marshall is a veteran wide receiver who was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bears. He made the NFL Pro Bowl squad five times in his career, from 2008 to 2013. He also made the NFL All-Pro First Team in 2012.
Marshall will be playing in his 10th season in the league with stints with the Denver Broncos from 2006 to 2009, Miami Dolphins from 2010 to 2011 and the Bears from 2013 to 2014. Marshall has recorded 1,000-plus receiving yards in seven of nine seasons in the league. His career-high came in his first year in Chicago in 2012 when he had 1,508 yards on 118 catches with 11 touchdowns.