news / 06.09.2017 Brandon Marshall calls Odell Beckham Jr. the biggest superstar ‘in the history of football’
Brandon Marshall dropped the ultimate praise for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Marshall referred to Beckham as the greatest superstar NFL player not only in today's game but in the history of the league.
"I have spoken to him, and I guess my message to him is just keep being awesome. Keep rockin' out," Marshall said, via TMZ.com.
"He's the biggest superstar our game has ever seen in the history of football," Marshall said. "I'm happy to be his teammate lined up on the other side. Go double coverage him. Send all the coverage to him and I'll be backside, me and [Sterling Shepard] 1-on-1, and we'll be happy."
Although Marshall's claim that Beckham is the "biggest superstar our game has ever seen" seems far out -- and it is -- Beckham has shattered multiple records during his first three seasons in the NFL. He became the fastest player ever to get to 3,500 receiving yard and then the fastest to 4,000 yards. He also broke Randy Moss' record for receiving yards in his first two seasons.
Beckham also became the wide receiver with the most touchdown receptions from Eli Manning in 2016 and it was only their third season working together. In addition, Beckham joined Randy Moss, A.J. Green, John Jefferson, and Mike Evans as the only five players to total at least 1,000 yards receiving each of their first three seasons in the NFL.
The important thing to take away is Marshall's eagerness to play with Beckham.
As he has stated from the very start, Marshall believes that playing on the opposite side of Beckham will offer him the best chance to succeed. Marshall has a good opportunity to see single coverage on a consistent basis for the first time since he broke out on to the scene as a top NFL wide receiver.
June 9th 2017
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