Brandon Marshall named the 36th best player in the NFL

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

The NFL Network's top 100 Players of 2014 is up to number 31 now, and last night the latest Chicago Bears player was revealed at number 36. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is the 5th Bear named to the list... so far...

The Chicago Bears have another Top 100 player in the NFL, according to whichever players were tasked with voting for the NFL Network. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall checks in at #36, following teammates Alshon Jeffery (54), Jared Allen (68), Tim Jennings (74) and Matt Forte (91).

Marshall was acquired for a couple of third round draft picks before the 2012 season, and to say he came with some baggage is an understatement.

Back then fans were excited to have a legit #1 wide out on the Bears, but his off-field troubles were concerning. Just days before the trade took place there were reports of a New York nightclub incident that gave some fans pause. Lack of evidence about Marshall's role in the fight saw no charges brought up against him or his wife.

Once he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, everything started to make sense to Marshall. He began to put his life back together, starting to put his troubles behind him.

Since joining the Bears he has been a model teammate and a leader. A leader not only on the football field, in the locker room and during the offseason, but a leader in spreading the word about mental health through his foundation.

In just two seasons with the Bears he has compiled 218 receptions, 2,803 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns. With just an average season in 2014, he'll leap into the top ten in every receiving category in Bears history.

His inclusion in the Top 100 was no surprise to one of his teammates.

"You definitely have to put him in the top 100," Bears cornerback Tim Jennings says as part of the segment. "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."

I think Marshall will be the final Bear on the NFLN Top 100 list, but what do you think?

Also, do you agree with his 36th ranking?

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