After Marshall bet a new Porsche that he’ll have more yards than Brown in 2016, the NFL’s reception king said the 32-year-old Marshall must need some PR.
“He too old to be doing that,” Brown, 28, told TMZ Sports.
Standing in front of a white Porsche — the new sponsor of the New York Jets — Marshall said on an Instagram video he’ll give up the car if Brown outdistances him in receiving yards, but “if I have more receiving yards than you, you’ve got to give me the Rolls-Royce.” Brown is scheduled to drive a Steelers-inspired Rolls-Royce Wraith into training camp Thursday.
Steelers need Rolls-Royce driver Brown more than ever
Antonio Brown has put his contract situation on hold and is expected to arrive at training camp in a Rolls-Royce, and the Steelers should be appreciative, for they need Brown more than ever.
Marshall recorded 1,502 yards last season, which is 332 short of Brown’s 1,834 total.
“The RR is about $100K up (from the Porsche value),” Brown told TMZ. “If he really serious, CALL ME…I’ll gladly accept. Don’t Internet it.”
Perhaps Marshall should have used scoring as the criterion. Last season, Marshall caught a career-high 14 touchdown passes, four more than Brown. The Steelers veteran is widely considered the league’s best pass-catcher after recording 264 receptions from 2014-15, an NFL record over a two-year stretch. Most reasonable fans would select Brown to win this bet.
Overall, this seems like friendly banter, but it deepens the intrigue in league-wide receiver hierarchy for 2016.