October 23, 2017
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New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall plans to retire from the NFL after the 2018 season. USA TODAY Sports/ Robert Deutsch

Giants WR Brandon Marshall Plans To Retire After 2018 Season

Brandon Marshall joined the New York Giants this offseason on a two-year contract with one goal in mind, win a Super Bowl.

The six-time Pro Bowl receiver is entering his 12th NFL season in 2017, and announced Saturday that he hopes to play out the full two year contract and walk away from the game as a New York Giants Super Bowl Champion.

“I just decided that last week. Two years. I’m going to get my Super Bowl and then have a little bit more fun and go change the world in the mental health space,” Marshall said at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium, via NJ.com.

The eight-time 1,000-yard plus receiver joins his fifth franchise, and knows it will be no easy task for Big Blue to return to the postseason in 2017. Marshall has never made the playoffs during his career, but joins arguably the most well-rounded team of his NFL tenure.

“I definitely think we have a team that is going to be in position to compete in every single game,” Marshall said. “It’s extremely hard to win the Super Bowl. I’ve been in the league 12 years, been on some really good teams with some really great organizations, and I haven’t been to the playoffs. So that tells you how hard it is to win a Super Bowl. I won’t throw that around lightly. We’ve got to put the work in.”

The Giants will have no lack of offensive weapons in 2017, as Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and first-round pick tight end Evan Engram. New York also has the 10 of 11 defensive starters retuning this upcoming season and allowed the second fewest points in the NFL in 2016.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning compared Marshall to former Giants Super Bowl receiver Plaxico Burress last month, as New York’s new 6-foot-4, 230-pound receiver has the ability to go up and grab contested passes. Marshall, 33, is just one season removed from a career-year with the Jets in 2015, and should create plenty of headaches for opposing defensive coordinators alongside Beckham, Shepard, and Engram in 2017.

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