The Seahawks have signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall, and with another season in the NFL, the veteran veteran has the chance to join an elite company.
Marshall currently has 959 career catches, which makes him easily removed 41 out of 1,000 catches in his career. Marshall is the second active player; only Larry Fitzgerald with 1,234 catches has more
The 1,000-catcher club is relatively new: Jerry Rice was the first NFL player with 1,000 career catches in 1996, and every other player has reached 1,000 career catches in 2000 or thereafter. In total there are 14 players with 1,000 career starts, and Marshall will try to be 15th.
Marshall will overtake Randy Moss, who has 982 career starts before joining the 1,000-Catch Club.
After Marshall It may take a few years for us to have another recipient joining the 1,000-Catch Club. Antonio Gates is short of 927 career starts, but given that he is currently without a team, it seems unlikely that he has 73 catches left. According to Gates, Antonio Brown is the next active player with 733 career starts.