Brandon Marshall and Wide Receivers These Days

Susan ShanCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2010

MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 26:  Receiver Brandon Marshall #19 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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As I watched Brandon Marshall play against the New York Jets last night, I got into a spirited discussion with a friend about who the best wide receiver in the game is today.

The top five would probably consist of Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and yes, Brandon Marshall (in no particular order).

Some might argue for Reggie Wayne to be in the top five, but it’s difficult to make that argument. He has the best quarterback of all-time throwing to him, and let’s not kid ourselves – Peyton Manning can make anyone look like a superstar. All you have to do is look at Austin Collie’s touchdown total this season and ridiculous statistics from yesterday.

How much of Wayne’s career is a product of his own talent and making and how much is a product of catching passes from Manning is difficult to gauge...

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