Yeah, you'd rather have him on the Giants.
Brandon Marshall is staying in North Jersey.
Leave it to a former Jets coach to frame it flawlessly. He was not the only player the Jets parted way with either. Sans the poorly placed pistol in a nightclub, we hope.
NFLDraftScout.com projects O.J. Howard of Alabama and David Njoku, a one-year starter at Miami (Fla.) with freakish athleticism, as two targets for the Giants in the 2017 draft.
Like Burress, who left the Steelers with a reputation for being a locker room bunion, Marshall is on a crusade to prove he not only has two dozen more touchdowns left in his hands, but that he's long shed his malcontent reputation like a snake peels off its skin.
For the second year in a row, the New York Giants domino of free agency to fall. Heck, Marshall would take a single playoff appearance.
Marshall should make a huge impact on the Giants' passing game, which ranked 17 in the NFL last season despite having one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league in Odell Beckham, Jr.
So, no, Marshall isn't the big name being overvalued here, it's his new quarterback, the now 36-year-old Eli Manning.
NY could also address the position in free agency or the draft, but it isn't yet clear who will be under center.
Do you think this signing gives the Giants the edge for another playoff berth?
Marshall does count $1.875 million against the Jets' cap, the "dead money" on his deal.
Now, he will be in position to win with the Giants. What happens if the Giants' offense skids at some point during the 2017 season?
But Manning's job just got a whole lot easier with the addition of Marshall, a Plaxico Burress-like target who will draw attention away from the Pro Bowler Beckham, a red zone threat who would love nothing more than to be on the other end of Manning's favorite back-shoulder fade routes.
They remained in contact as Beckham went through a turbulent 2016 season.
TBD: How Marshall and Beckham will coexist. Marshall is doing just the opposite. While he will turn 33 in a couple of weeks, Marshall is still capable of getting the job done at the highest level.
Winning consistently in the National Football League is very hard without stellar play week in and week out at the game's most important position and while Reese has supplemented his QB with a solid roster, this again shapes up as a borderline playoff team unless Manning makes the trip to Ft.
A mature player needed a mature franchise.