Brandon Marshall has a plan in place for what his time with the Giants will look like over the course of his two-year contract.
Play two seasons. Make the playoffs for the first time in his 12-year NFL career. And win the Super Bowl before walking away from the game to focus on his mental health advocacy organization, Project 375.
“It’s two years,” Marshall said after speaking about mental health at the Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. “I just decided that last week. Two years, get my Super Bowl, have a little bit more fun, and then change the world in the mental health space.”
No pressure then.
Marshall, who signed with the Giants in March after spending the previous two seasons with the Jets, never has been shy about saying what he feels.
He has critiqued the way the Bears handled former teammate Jay Cutler, proclaimed he would “go down in the boat” with Ryan Fitzpatrick and challenged Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to outplay him during a challenge that involved the betting of cars.
But this time, Marshall was measured in his tone. He didn’t make the statement lightly or without thought, and he showed a belief that the Giants have what it takes to win the Lombardi Trophy.
“I definitely think we have a team that’s going to be in position to win a Super Bowl,” Marshall said. “It’s extremely hard to win a Super Bowl. I’ve been in the league for 12 seasons now on some really good football teams, some really great organizations, and I haven’t been to the playoffs. That tells you how hard it is to make the Super Bowl. So I don’t throw that around lightly.”