Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall bombarded on Twitter after Bears receiver of the same name appeared on ESPN

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Is it @BMarshh54 or @BMarshall?

Brandon Marshall is a third-year linebacker who entered the NFL in 2012 as a fifth-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since joining the Denver Broncos in 2013, Marshall has become perhaps the NFL's most-mentioned special teams player on Twitter.

Marshall, who shares the same name of a certain Chicago Bears receiver who used to be a Bronco, is a 6-1, 238-pound, 24-year-old linebacker who played college football at Nevada. Chicago's Marshall is a 6-4, 230-pound, 30-year-old receiver who has been to five Pro Bowls.

Sharing the same name, the two are often mistaken for each other on Twitter. Take, for example, when the elder Marshall appeared on ESPN today. The Marshall people were looking to tweet? @BMarshall. The Marshall many of them ended up tweeting instead? @BMarshh54.

Guys, you've got the wrong Marshall! Oh, never mind.

Does it mean anything to you that the receiver wears No. 15 and you tweeted a player with a No. 54 handle?

Apparently not.

So, Brandon, does this happen often?

The struggle is real.

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