Posted Mon Apr 19th by Ian Henson
You want out of Denver? Just ask…
The Broncos are slowly becoming known for being quite the concierge.
For the second time this offseason the much discussed duo of head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Brian Xanders have granted the precise wishes of an unhappy player.
Brandon Marshall wanted to return to his home state and be amongst the highest paid receivers in the NFL – traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second round draft pick in 2010 and a second round in 2011.
Tony Scheffler wanted to return to his favorite team as a kid – traded to the Detroit Lions in a three way trade that involved the Philadelphia Eagles landing linebacker Ernie Sims from the Lions.
In the trade the Denver Broncos receive a 5th round from the Eagles and send a 7th round to the Lions.
Here’s the kicker, in order to facilitate the trade Scheffler only need to agree not to seek a new contract. So, he’ll be playing in Detroit for the exact tender that he signed with Denver.
This trade puts Scheffler in the same division as former teammate Jay Cutler and also allows Scheffler the opportunity to work with another great young quarterback in Matthew Stafford.