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New York Jets’ Greatest Strengths & Weaknesses Heading Into OTAs

3rd Greatest Strength: Brandon Marshall

Didn’t we list offensive weapons as a strength already?

Yeah, we did.

Guess what though? Brandon Marshall is such a difference maker that he’s a positive in his own right.

What happens when Brandon Marshall is on the field is incredible. Jets fans couldn’t fathom such a change simply due to the fact they haven’t seen such a difference maker out wide in Jersey since Keyshawn Johnson‘s early years.


What No. 15 does is completely change defensive gameplans. On each play, the question of a double-team or at least defensive shading is an important one.

If the defense looks to be bringing pressure while leaving B-Marsh one-on-one, Ryan Fitzpatrick took advantage. If they gave the look with a safety shaded over-the-top, Fitz had Eric Decker on the brain.

Not only did Marshall remind the world of how dangerous he truly is a year ago, he did with anger. His 109 receptions for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns were good enough to earn Marshall his sixth Pro-Bowl nod.

If the Jets have any playoff designs in 2016, at 32-years of age, Marshall cannot slip.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com