NFL fans are debating if former star wide receiver Brandon Marshall belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, following a viral tweet from the NFL Rookie Watch Twitter account.
With Marshall eligible for the Hall of Fame next year, NFL Rookie Watch posted a tweet that showed some of Marshall’s greatest accomplishments. The UCF product was a six-time Pro Bowler who holds the record for most receptions in a game with 21.
This tweet led to a debate among fans, with strong cases being made for AND against Marshall being enshrined in Canton.
Marshall sits 23rd all-time in receiving yards (12,351) and 16th all-time in receptions (970). On top of that, he’s tied with Antonio Brown and Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson for 25th all-time in receiving touchdowns (83).
One thing working against Marshall is the lack of individual accolades. Remarkably, he never appeared in a postseason game. He never won an individual award and never led the league in catches or in receiving yards, though Marshall, Allen Robinson and Doug Baldwin co-led the NFL in receiving TDs during the 2015 campaign with 14 apiece.
Marshall put up all-world stats without an elite quarterback throughout his career. He spent his prime years on mediocre Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and New York Jets clubs, yet Marshall put up 1,000 yards receiving with relative ease.
It’s unlikely that Marshall will get in during his first year of eligibility, but there’s definitely a shot of getting in down the road.
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