Brandon Marshall Lobbying To Get Alshon Jeffery To Pro Bowl
Brandon Marshall is a good teammate, so even though he’s supposed to be the star wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, he’s making room for a second year stud to join him.
Marshall is likely to play in the Pro Bowl for a fifth time, but told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday that he though young teammate Alshon Jeffery deserved to go to his first Pro Bowl.
Marshall said “it would be a shame” if the second-year wideout didn’t make it to Hawaii, considering his 80 receptions for 1,265 yards (15.8 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns.
Marshall obviously doesn’t feel threatened by Jefferey, because he has 90 catches for 1,185 yards, and 1o touchdowns.
‘‘He has confidence about himself,’’ Marshall said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘Last year we sat down and talked about goals, and his goal was to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Some older guys would look at that kid like, ‘You’re ridiculous.’ I looked at it and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got the same attitude. You’ve got to dream big. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will.’
“I respected him for that. [So] everybody out there, you need to vote for Alshon Jeffery, Pro Bowl.’’