Broncos LB Brandon Marshall Enjoys Breakout Season


Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall had a breakout season in 2014, his first as a starter with the team. In the absence of Danny Trevathan, Marshall was forced into the starting lineup, and he did not disappoint.

The former Nevada star and fourth round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars finished the season the team’s leader in tackles, and was making plays all over the field as the weak side linebacker.

Moving forward, Marshall is one of the studs and leaders of the Broncos’ defense. He is going to be playing one of the inside linebacker positions in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense, and with Trevathan back healthy, the Broncos have an awesome duo of athletic linebackers who fly around the field.

The impact of Marshall was felt in a big way last season. He became one of the team’s best defensive players overall and even received an All-Pro vote. The emergence we saw from him last year was also a good reason why everyone needs to pay attention to the guys that start stepping up in OTAs, which are coming up quickly.

Marshall was cast off by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Broncos saw a fit. He signed on to the practice squad, and worked his way into the starting lineup. He seized the moment, and more Broncos players are going to need to follow his lead this season with a big time youth movement coming in Denver.

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