On Tuesday the NFL informed the Broncos that Brandon Marshall will be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, two days after he played an integral role in the Broncos’ 39-38 victory over the Chargers.
It’s the first time he’s received the award in his three-year career.
In his first game back from a one-game suspension, Marshall caught 18 passes — a new Broncos single-game franchise record — for 166 yards and a touchdown.
The 18 catches were double the amount of any other receiver in Week 2, and also tied for second-most in NFL history behind only Terrell Owens, who had 20 catches in a game in 2000.
In his last five games dating back to 2007, Marshall has posted the most catches in NFL history for any five-game period with 55 receptions for 577 yards and four touchdowns.
Several Broncos have been honored in the past two weeks — Head Coach Mike Shanahan is also nominated for the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week award for Week 2, and Jay Cutler has been nominated for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week in both weeks of the season thus far. Eddie Royal was voted the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 1, as well.
With the impressive way the Broncos have gotten to 2-0, it’s no coincidence the awards seem to be a recurring theme.
Check out highlights from Marshall’s record day on Broncos TV.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com