I rarely write anything with any analytic value and most of the time I write based on my passion for the beloved. Most of my posts are pro-Bears, no matter what they do, no matter how good or bad they are. After a rather senseless Twitter exchange (as most are) with a Lions fan, I decided to look at what NFC North receiver has the most game. Just by looking at the numbers, you can make a strong argument for Brandon Marshall.
Here are Marshall’s numbers for the past five seasons:
Marshall was traded to the Dolphins and we all know they’ve had their issues at quarterback but still he put solid numbers despite seeing a decrease in touchdowns.
Now compare to Calvin Johnson’s. Keep in mind that 2007 was Johnson’s rookie season. Regardless, he still passed the eye test as a rookie and was one of the most dangerous receivers in the league.
Compare Marshall’s numbers to Greg Jennings. Jennings has had the benefit of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.
When comparing the three and based on the data, Marshall has the more receptions, yards and yards from scrimmage while Johnson has more touchdowns. Who do you think is the top receiver in the NFC North? You know who I’m rolling with.