Brandon Marshall is working out for the Colts
The Indianapolis Colts aren’t done tinkering with their offense. Earlier today, reports surfaced that they are working out back Mike Gillislee. Then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped a fairly significant name bomb; wide receiver Brandon Marshall is in Indianapolis working out for the Colts.
Marshall, a six-time Pro Bowler, has spent the better part of the last two seasons bouncing around the NFL. In the 2017 offseason, he decided to team up with Odell Beckham Jr. with the New York Giants. He was placed on the injured reserve after five games. Later on, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks for the 2018 season. He played six games with Russell Wilson, caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a score, then got the chop. He went on to the New Orleans Saints where he didn’t play a game.
At 35 years old, a notification from Shefter about Marshall, was, in the minds of many, about retirement, but he appears to be making an effort to continue a lengthy career. Marshall has 970 receptions for 12,531 yards and 83 touchdowns to his name. Impressive numbers before considering he’s done so while playing for six different teams and a litany of subpar quarterbacks. Unfortunately, despite 13 seasons in the NFL — eight of which with 1,000+ yards — Marshall hasn’t won a playoff game as a pro, nor has he played in one.
Signing with the Colts maybe Marshall’s last chance to get himself in the playoffs. Led by Andrew Luck, the Colts are verging Super Bowl contender status as they finally gave him the offensive line needed to thrive. Marshall wouldn’t start over Devin Funchess, T.Y. Hilton, or Parris Campbell, but his experience could be valuable in the locker room or big moments.