Collinsworth: Brandon Marshall is a superstar

Collinsworth: Brandon Marshall is a superstar
September 5, 2013, 11:45 pm
Share This Post

Scott Krinch

Brandon Marshall has been one of the top receivers in the NFL since he entered the league as a fourth-round selection out of the University of Central Florida. 

But one longtime member of the Cincinnati Bengals took that praise one step further. 

NBC Sunday Night Football's Cris Collinsworth checked in on Bears Blitz Thursday afternoon to share his thoughts on Marshall.

"Brandon Marshall is a superstar," Collinsworth said. "This young man has physical skills that are as good as anybody in the NFL."

Collinsworth is no stranger to success in the NFL. He played his entire eight-year career in Cincinnati, garnering three Pro Bowl selections and was named an All-Pro in 1983. 

[RELATED: Marshall - I was frustrated]

One accolade that Marshall doesn't have to his name that Collinsworth accomplished in his career is a trip to the postseason and a Super Bowl appearance. 

The former Bengals wide receiver believes if Marshall decides to buy into head coach Marc Trestman's system those accolades will come and make him an even better player. 

"Can he be patient, can he understand that it's in his best interest for other guys to make plays and make catches," Collinsworth said. "I think Mark Trestman has the right approach, it's just a question of whether or not Brandon Marshall is going to buy into it."