Giants, Eagles, Ravens, Steelers in the Mix for Brandon Marshall

Five teams have emerged as favorites to land ex-Jets WR Brandon Marshall, who was released.

 

The New York Jets cut wideout Brandon Marshall, saving $7.5 million against the cap.

After a career-best 2015 in which he hauled in 10 touchdowns on 109 catches, Marshall fell off a cliff due in part to shaky quarterback play, catching 59 balls for two scores last season.

He turns 33 later this month and has never won a playoff game in his 11-year career.

CBS SPORTS: JETS RELEASE MARSHALL

Marshall won't be unemployed for long, though.

According to odds from BookMaker.eu, the New York Giants are heavy favorites to sign Marshall. Here are four of the teams he's been linked to and the odds from BookMaker.eu for each:

NEW YORK GIANTS: +120 (bet $100 to win $120)

Signing with the Giants would allow Marshall to remain in New York.

They already have an All-World wideout in Odell Beckham and an up-and-coming talent in Sterling Shephard. Landing Marshall would give QB Eli Manning a veteran weapon and the big target he's been lacking. Think Plaxico Burress: The Sequel.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: +500 (bet $100 to win $500)

The Boston Globe reported that Marshall and the Patriots have "some mutual interest." The Patriots have a history of taking on embattled players and turning them into superstars (Randy Moss, LeGarrette Blount come to mind). Marshall would be heavily favored to win his first playoff game with Tom Brady.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: +650 (bet $100 to win $650)

The Eagles have been linked to almost every free agent wide receiver, and for good reason. Philadelphia's top pass-catcher last season, tight end Zach Ertz, scored just four times. Marshall could give sophomore QB Carson Wentz a big, reliable red-zone target.

BALTIMORE RAVENS: +1500 (bet $100 to win $1500)

Huge value here on the Ravens, who lost veteran WR Steve Smith to retirement and are left with a stable of receivers that includes Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman, and Kamar Aiken. Marshall could immediately become the focal point of the short to intermediate passing game, enabling Wallace to go deep.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS: +2000 (bet $100 to win $2000)

Another intriguing option. Signing with the Steelers would allow Marshall to contend for a Super Bowl. He'd fill a void opposite Antonio Brown, but can Pittsburgh afford him? The team signed Antonio Brown to a mega-contract and is reportedly working on a new deal with RB Le'Veon Bell.

From BookMaker.eu: Brandon Marshall team in Week 1 of 2017-18 regular season

  • New York Giants +120
  • New England Patriots +500
  • Philadelphia Eagles +650
  • Baltimore Ravens +1500
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2000
  • Field +200