Where Could Brandon Marshall Go?

Dennis Towle Jr.@Dennis Towle, Jr. ‏@DTowleJrContributor ISeptember 2, 2009

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 28:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos before the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 28, 2008 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 52--21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

I've been reading a lot about the troubles with Brandon Marshall and Denver.  Seems like the guy wants out, and it seems like Denver has no choice but to keep him in.  Somethings gotta give!

So I was thinking, if Denver wanted to save face and move on, then a trade would be the next step.  So, who would be desperate enough to take a malcontent like Marshall.

I suppose, just about anybody.  Well, that's too long of an article to write.  Maybe I'll just concentrate on the NFC North, my home turf.

How about Minnesota?  Favre could sure use a burner with good hands and fingers for his bullets.  Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice don't exactly strike fear into any opponent.  That Percy Harvin fellow could be the real deal, and paired up with Mr. Marshall, now that just might be the ticket.

How about Chicago?  Jay Cutler wanted a say in which receivers were going to get roster spots, thankfully he has since backed off from that bold request.  Mostly because, what are his options at receiver?  Devin Hester and Earl Bennett with rookies Juaquin Iglesias (third-round pick) and Johnny Knox (fifth round).  Not exactly a who's-who of receivers.  Devin Hester is a great return man, but he has yet to find a true niche as a WR.  And you might as well lump the remaining three into a viable excuse as to why the will run-run-run with Matt Forte.  Yes, they could use Mr. Marshall in a bad way!  Actually, they could use three Mr. Marshall's if they were out there.

How about Detroit?  I don't really think so.  The Lions have so many receivers that they need another one like they need another loss.  No, I don't see Brandon going there - too many other positions to address at that asylum.

How about Green Bay?  Yeah, right!  That'll happen.  They already have Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, plus Jordy Nelson, Brett Swain, James Jones, and Ruvell Martin.  I'm pretty sure that they are very much set at that position this year - and actually for a few years to come.

So it's down to Minnesota and Chicago.  If it were me picking, I'd say that Chicago would be the better choice in the long term.  I'm thinking that Brett Favre is not going to stay at Minnesota much past this year, and Jay Cutler is a long term solution in Chicago.  Now, would Chicago pony up the cash and draft picks to satisfy both Marshall and Denver?  That's the million dollar question.