The Dynamic Duo
When Mike Maccagnan brought in Brandon Marshall, everyone knew the offense had taken a large step forward. Not only did they gain one of the best red zone threats in the game but they added a consistent, reliable target.
What some failed to realize is the amount of stress it took off Eric Decker. Primarily a number two option his entire career in Denver, he rightfully did not adjust to being the guy in his first year in New York.
Placing Marshall on the opposite side of the field allowed Decker to thrive and live up to the expectations the Jets placed on him when they inked him to a deal. Together, they formed a dynamic tandem which truly showed in the final five to six weeks of the season.
The two stud wideouts combined for 2,529 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns over the 16 games. Decker effectively complemented Marshall, who was arguably the second most reliable receiver in all of football.
Sure, it is a new year, and many can argue that they may lose a step. However, it can also be argued that another year just adds to the duo’s forcefulness.