Marshall could dramatically boost Giants’ redzone offense
- At his best, Brandon Marshall is a scoring machine, having totaled 83 touchdowns over his career.
- He was particularly effective in the redzone two seasons ago, using his bulky frame to box out defensive backs on fades and slant routes.
- Marshall managed to convert nine of his redzone (20 yards or closer) opportunities in 2015 into either a first down or touchdown, eight of those catches resulting in the latter.
- Although the Giants’ receiving corps was effective last season, the passing game frequently bogged down within sight of a score.
- Eli Manning converted only 35 percent of passes with a short field, only 20 percent of which scored six.
- If Marshall can return to his peak (he failed to convert a single redzone opportunity out of 18 targets in 2016), the Giants will pose a formidable threat deep in enemy territory in 2017.