Super Bowl 50 champion Brandon Marshall makes a lot of sense for the Houston Texans as he was brought in for a workout in the early month of September. Marshall has played plenty of football since being selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Marshall spent one season with the Jaguars organization being in and out of the active roster before finding his role in Denver’s stingy defense. He spent a short time on Denver’s practice squad in 2013 before being promoted and forming part of Broncos’ strong front seven.
Marshall played six seasons with the Broncos finishing with 420 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 21 pass deflections, four interceptions, 6.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Injuries played a role in his departure in Denver, with the front office deciding not to pick up the option in his contract for the upcoming 2019 season.
He signed a one year deal with the Oakland Raiders for the 2019 season, but it was short-lived as he was part of the roster cuts before the start of the regular season. Despite being a free agent for the majority of this season, Marshall still has some football left in the tank at 30 years of age, and he won’t have to play a significant amount of snaps with McKinney and Cunningham entrenched as the starters.
The pairing makes too much for it not to occur, but the Texans have the ultimate say as they get their defense ready for their upcoming game against the New England Patriots.