ESPNVeteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall will sign a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, multiple sources told ESPN. The deal has a maximum value of $2 million if Marshall, 34, reaches incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Seahawks have not announced the signing, but Marshall posted multiple photos of him wearing a Seahawks jersey to his Instagram account Tuesday.
Brandon Marshall has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL over the last decade, but in 2017 he caught just 18 passes for 154 yards, before he suffered a season ending ankle injury in week five. While some speculated that Marshall would be retiring, he was confident he would play in 2018, and he was right as Marshall signed a one year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Marshall was very excited about his new team, posing several pictures of himself celebrating while wearing a Seahawks shirt on Instagram, but Seahawks fans should approach this signing with caution. While Russell Wilson needs a big bodied wide receiver, especially near the goal line where Jimmy Graham was a favorite weapon in 2017, Marshall did not seem to have much left in the tank in 2017. One of the most puzzling NFL stats of the last decade, a team with Brandon Marshall on the roster has never made the playoffs, which is a streak he will try to break this season in Seattle. It will be a difficult task, the division has gotten very tough, with the Rams and 49ers both popular NFC Super Bowl picks.