By Jon RosenblattThe New York Jets have been busy over the past few days and will likely add another wide receiver as they add another piece to their already-strengthening receiving corps.
According to Adam Schefter, the Jets are in talks with wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
The former Clemson star has been the Jets’ leading receiver since the 2014 season, but he has struggled with injury and his production dipped off a bit in 2016.
Marshall has had a few different teams interested in him over the years, but now that the Jets have found the right fit, he will likely get a big pay day.
In the past, Marshall was a top-10 wide receiver on a per-catch basis, and he averaged 9.5 yards per catch.
The Jets signed wideout Eric Decker in the offseason and Marshall has a big-play ability with his big-yardage skills.
Marshall’s big-catch ability will make him an attractive receiver for teams that want to add speed, though the Jets don’t have any plans to add Marshall’s speed in free Agency.
Marshal has been on a tear with seven straight seasons of at least 1,000 yards receiving and eight straight seasons with at least 700 receiving yards.
He had the third-most receiving yards in NFL history last season, and his 713 receiving yards are third all-time.
Marshall has been targeted by at least one quarterback in six of his last seven seasons, and in his last four seasons, Marshall has only two seasons with more than 1,200 receiving yards and two seasons in which he recorded at least 20 receptions.
Marsham is the first wide receiver to sign a long-term deal with the Jets since Calvin Johnson in 2014.
Marshall is due $14 million in 2017 and is due an additional $3.5 million in 2018.
Marshham is due the majority of the remaining $15.5 billion in the Jets cap this season.