Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has been voted the 36th best player in the NFL in a poll of league players conducted by NFL Network. The 6-4, 230-pounder was featured on Wednesday night's episode of "The Top 100 Players of 2013," which unveiled players ranked Nos. 31-70.
"You definitely have to put him in the top 100," says Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. "He's been doing it for a long time. He dominates in the game on Sunday and he dominates in practice. The guy is a workhorse."
Acquired in a 2012 trade with the Dolphins, Marshall has been voted to the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the Bears. During that span he ranks second among NFL receivers with 218 receptions, fourth with 2,803 yards and fifth with 23 touchdowns. He is also tied for second with 13 100-yard games.
In 2012, Marshall set Bears records and career highs with 118 receptions and 1,508 yards. Last year he became the first player in franchise history with multiple 100-catch seasons when he compiled 100 receptions for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns, the most by a Bears player since Curtis Conway also had 12 in 1995.
Marshall is the fifth Bears player on the top 100 list to this point, following running back Matt Forte (91), Jennings (74), defensive end Jared Allen (68) and receiver Alshon Jeffery (54).