Posted Wed Sep 2nd by Ian Henson
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall requested a trade several months ago and, depending on who you believe, much more recently. Jamie Dukes from NFL Network reported prior to the Sunday Night Football game versus the Chicago Bears that the Denver Broncos had indeed offered Marshall a new contract, but that the contract did not include any guaranteed money. This may be what lead to Marshall acting up and eventually ending up suspended.
Today news out of New York, according to Newsday’s Bob Glauber, is that the New York Jets are at least considering a trade for Marshall. The article goes on to state the Broncos are seeking at least a first round draft pick for compensation, but he goes on to point out that it is highly unlikely that the Jets would pay such a steep price for the Broncos punter receiver.
There are other possibly interested location for Marshall and as the season approaches and the injuries keep piling up speculation will run wild every time a receiver drops. Among teams that could really use a strong number one receiver? The Broncos! Marshall by all indications has at least agreed verbally to button up and play ball for his remaining time with the team after publicly embarrassing himself.
UPDATE: The Newsday article may have had some authenticity, as ESPN’s Ed Werder is now reporting that the Broncos are monitoring the Jets for tampering. We will keep you posted if things heat up in Denver.
What’s up Nation? Is the damage done and it’s time to get rid of this guy? Or do you believe in second, third, fourth chances? I can tell you, there are definite other places I’d like to send Marshall to, the New York Giants for one Osi Umenyiora and a second or a third isn’t a bad idea. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.