Marshall Breaks Jets Single-Season Record for Receiving Yards

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Marshall Breaks Jets Single-Season Record for Receiving Yards
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall finished the regular season with a franchise-record 1,502 receiving yards, breaking the old mark of 1,434 yards that was set by Hall of Famer Don Maynard back in 1967, per Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN.com.

Following a disappointing 2014 campaign with the Chicago Bears, the 31-year-old Marshall was traded to New York along with a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a mere fifth-round selection.

Marshall ultimately fell just six yards shy of the record for most receiving yards by a player in his first year with a new team, but he probably won't be too disappointed, as the record is one that he already owns, having amassed 1,508 receiving yards in 2012, his first season in Chicago.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Marshall also tied the Jets' franchise record for touchdown catches in a single season, with his 14 matching both Maynard (1965) and Art Powell (1960).

As if the individual honors weren't enough, Marshall and Eric Decker joined Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith—of the 1995 Super Bowl-champion Dallas Cowboys—as the only teammates to both score touchdowns in nine different games, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

Of course, even with Marshall proving that he's still one of the top players at his position, Gang Green's season ultimately ended in disappointment, with a Week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, which allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to claim the AFC's final playoff spot.

Still, it was the franchise's most encouraging season since at least 2010, with the solid defense finally complemented by a potent offensive attack.

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