The Chicago Bears' trade for Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall reunites him with former Broncos teammate and current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The duo was selected by the Broncos in the 2006 draft and formed one of the most productive QB-WR tandems in the NFL during their three seasons together.
Here's a quick look at some of Marshall's accomplishments:
Since 2007, his first year as a regular starter, Marshall ranks second in the NFL in receptions with 474 and fifth in receiving yards with 5,938. Marshall is one of three players to have at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past five seasons along with Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White.
As teammates on the 2008 Broncos, their last season together, Cutler targeted Marshall an NFL-high 179 times, 33 more times than any other QB-receiver combination. That’s the most times a QB has targeted a player in a single season in the last four years.
The last Bears player to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season was Marty Booker in 2002. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Bears' nine straight seasons without reaching 1,000 receiving yards is the longest active streak in the NFL. No Bears receiver had more catches than Johnny Knox (37) last season. No team’s leading wide receiver had fewer receptions in 2011.
Marshall set an NFL single-game with 21 receptions against the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 13, 2009. He had 18 catches, tied for the third-most ever in a game on Sept. 14, 2008 against the San Diego Chargers.