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Brandon Marshall Says Alshon Jeffery Could Be Best WR of All Time

Alex Espinoza@AlexEspinozaIVCorrespondent IIIOctober 7, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 07:  Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears is congratulated by  Brandon Marshall #15 after scoring a touchdown during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 7, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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How good was Alshon Jeffery's 10-catch, 218-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 5? According to Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, the folks in Canton might as well start molding Jeffery's bust for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Scott Krinch of CSNChicago.com passed along comments from Marshall following the Bears' 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints, when Jeffery had the breakout game of his NFL career thus far.

"I've always said this guy could be the best to ever do it," Marshall said. "He's probably going to shatter all the Bears' records by the time he's done at the receiver position. That's one of the only positives from our offense today."

Move over, Jerry Rice. Alshon Jeffery has arrived.  

OK, maybe Marshall's analysis was a bit hyperbolic, but his point is taken: The Bears got a good one in Jeffery. In just his 15th NFL contest, the second-year player out of South Carolina rewrote the team's record books on Sunday:

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The big receiver (6'3", 216 pounds) supplied plenty of big plays, including a 58-yard reception, a 42-yarder and a three-yard touchdown.

Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a catch against New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabow
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Marshall and quarterback Jay Cutler have formed one of the league's most notable quarterback-receiver rapports in their four-plus seasons of working together in Denver and Chicago, but even that has taken a back seat to Jeffery this year. Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune spoke to Cutler about Marshall's drop-off in production in 2013, saying Jeffery's emergence can only be a positive thing.

"You can't keep doubling him and letting another receiver go for 200 yards," Cutler said. "It's silly to keep doing that. (Marshall)'s going to get his. He's going to have to keep trusting us."

It will be interesting to see how teams play Jeffery and Marshall going forward. Through the first five games of the year, Jeffery has 28 catches for 429 yards and two touchdowns on 45 targets, while Marshall has 31 catches for 378 yards and three touchdowns on 47 targets.

If Marshall's comments on Jeffery prove to be true, he probably wouldn't mind becoming Cutler's No. 2 option at receiver.  

So how good was Alshon Jeffery's 10-catch, 218-yard, one-touchdown performance on Sunday? According to Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, the folks in Canton might as well start molding Jeffery's bust for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Scott Krinch of CSNChicago.com passed along comments from Marshall following the Bears' 26-18 loss to New Orleans, when Jeffery had the breakout game of his NFL career thus far.

"I've always said this guy could be the best to ever do it," Marshall said. "He's probably going to shatter all the Bears' records by the time he's done at the receiver position. That's one of the only positives from our offense today."

Move over, Jerry Rice. Alshon Jeffery has arrived.

OK, maybe Marshall's analysis was a bit hyperbolic, but his point is taken: the Bears got a good one in Jeffery.  In just his 15th NFL contest, the second-year player out of South Carolina rewrote the team's record books on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3, 216-pound receiver supplied plenty of big plays on Sunday, including a 58-yard reception, a 42-yarder and a 3-yard touchdown.

Marshall and quarterback Jay Cutler have formed one of the league's most notable quarterback-receiver rapports in their four-plus seasons of working together in Denver and Chicago, but even that has taken a back seat to Jeffery this year. Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune spoke to Cutler about Marshall's drop off in production in 2013, saying Jeffery's emergence can only be a positive thing.

"You can't keep doubling him and letting another receiver go for 200 yards," Cutler said. "It's silly to keep doing that. (Marshall)'s going to get his. He's going to have to keep trusting us."

It will be interesting to see how teams play Jeffery and Marshall going forward. Through the first five games of the year, Jeffery has 28 catches for 429 yards and two touchdowns on 45 targets, while Marshall has 31 catches for 378 yards and three touchdowns on 47 targets.

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"You can't keep doubling him and letting another receiver go for 200 yards," Cutler said. "It's silly to keep doing that. He's going to get his. He's going to have to keep trusting us."

So how good was Alshon Jeffery's 10-catch, 218-yard, one-touchdown performance on Sunday? According to Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, the folks in Canton might as well start molding Jeffery's bust for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Scott Krinch of CSNChicago.com passed along comments from Marshall following the Bears' 26-18 loss to New Orleans, when Jeffery had the breakout game of his NFL career thus far.

"I've always said this guy could be the best to ever do it," Marshall said. "He's probably going to shatter all the Bears' records by the time he's done at the receiver position. That's one of the only positives from our offense today."

Move over, Jerry Rice. Alshon Jeffery has arrived.

OK, maybe Marshall's analysis was a bit hyperbolic, but his point is taken: the Bears got a good one in Jeffery.  In just his 15th NFL contest, the second-year player out of South Carolina rewrote the team's record books on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3, 216-pound receiver supplied plenty of big plays on Sunday, including a 58-yard reception, a 42-yarder and a 3-yard touchdown.

Marshall and quarterback Jay Cutler have formed one of the league's most notable quarterback-receiver rapports in their four-plus seasons of working together in Denver and Chicago, but even that has taken a back seat to Jeffery this year. Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune spoke to Cutler about Marshall's drop off in production in 2013, saying Jeffery's emergence can only be a positive thing.

"You can't keep doubling him and letting another receiver go for 200 yards," Cutler said. "It's silly to keep doing that. (Marshall)'s going to get his. He's going to have to keep trusting us."

It will be interesting to see how teams play Jeffery and Marshall going forward. Through the first five games of the year, Jeffery has 28 catches for 429 yards and two touchdowns on 45 targets, while Marshall has 31 catches for 378 yards and three touchdowns on 47 targets.

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"You can't keep doubling him and letting another receiver go for 200 yards," Cutler said. "It's silly to keep doing that. He's going to get his. He's going to have to keep trusting us."

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