What a catch: Bears trade for Miami wide receiver Brandon Marshall

March 13, 2012|RedEye

The Bears finally have that No. 1 wide receiver fans have been asking for year.

On Tuesday, the Bears traded two third-round draft picks for Brandon Marshall, quarterback Jay Cutler's former Denver Broncos teammate. The move was met with near unanimous cheers.

Marshall, 27, is 6-foot-4 and gives Cutler a big target and playmaker.

So, why is Marshall such a big deal? Check him out vs. the Bears' top receivers.

81

Number of receptions Marshall had last season, 10th in the NFL.

52

Number of receptions Matt Forte had last season for the Bears, 59th in the NFL.


1,214

Number of reception yards Marshall compiled last season, 10th in the NFL.

727

Number of reception yards Johnny Knox had last season for the Bears, 52nd in the NFL.

75.9

Marshall's average yards per game last season, 13th in the NFL.

51.9

Knox's average yards per game last season, 47th in the NFL.

20

Number of catches of 20 yards or more Marshall had last season, 8th in the NFL.

12

Number of catches of 20 yards or more Knox had last season, 40th in the NFL.

6

Touchdowns Marshall scored last season, 33rd in the league.

5

Touchdowns Kellen Davis scored last season, 46th in the league.

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