Likely Landing Spots For WR Brandon Marshall
After meetings with ownership, Brandon Marshall walked out with his belongings and is now on the list of NFL players requesting trades. Every year there seems to be more and more athletes pushing the issue and demanding a relocation.
Unlike Jay Cutler, this issue isn't one caused by new Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels, it was one that was inherited. After coming off a pro-bowl year, Marshall is upset about making $2.2 million a season, grossly underpaid when comparing him to his peers of the same caliber.
Other issues stated are a lack of trust in the Denver medical staff who misdiagnosed his injuries during the season.
Add him to the list of superstars trying to force the hand of owners into shipping them out, the big three currently being Brandon Marshall, Julius Peppers, and Anquan Boldin.
With the huge crop of superstar free agents coming out in 2010, which teams may try and make a run for the Broncos' star receiver?
The team with the most to trade, with the risk of fueling the Anderson/Edwards trade flames again, Cleveland could be one of the teams in the running. Derek Anderson is argueably the best quarterback on the market right now, and would be a much better upgrade than Kyle Orton.
Disgruntled Edwards who has been toungue-in-cheek when speaking of Mangini quite often, could also be worked into a deal. They have the cap room, but after signing Furrey and Patten, and drafting Massaquoi and Robiskie, they seem set with a full receiver core.
Chicago would be the ideal place, reuniting Jay Cutler with his number one target, but after dealing their first round picks already and having very little trade bait, it seems unlikely they have what it takes to get a trade done.
Tampa Bay could use a number one receiver, they have a decent starting group currently, but again they would have the same problem putting a package together to satisfy Denver. Brian Griese or Luke McCown could be interesting to the Orton-led Broncos.
Philadelphia drafted Jeremy Maclin during the draft this year but otherwise are running with Kevin Curtis and Jason Avant this season. After redoing McNabb's contract, its obvious they are going to give in to every demand he has, and he has asked for more offensive weapons many times.
New York is my pick for where he ends up, they tried making a deal for Boldin this year and have expressed the most interest in troubled receiver Burress. It's not a secret that they're looking for a franchise route runner. What they could trade I don't know. If I had to guess I would say, WR Cotchery, QB Clemens, and a 2nd round pick.
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