NFL Trade: Brandon Marshall Sent To Miami Dolphins in Blockbuster Deal

Michael PintoSenior Writer IApril 14, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 13:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Colts won 28-16.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round pick in next week's draft and what sources say will be an additional second-round pick in 2011.

Marshall is scheduled to fly to Miami and take a physical and, if he passes, will sign what is expected to be one of the most lucrative deals for a receiver in NFL history. 

The Dolphins finally get the play-making wideout they need to take their offense to the next level, and the Broncos will be able to collect solid value on a player that has been trouble on and off the field.

At 26 years old, Marshall is one of the best receivers in the league, with a a lot of room for further development. He instantly becomes the best wideout on the Dolphins' roster and arguably their best offensive player, period. 

Last season he caught 101 passes for 1,120 yards and 10 touchdowns, significantly more than any of Miami's receivers were able to collect. With him on board, the development of second-year starting quarterback Chad Henne is expected to fast track now that he finally has a legitimate No.1 receiver to pass the ball to. 

Although it appeared Marshall was most likely headed to the Seattle Seakhawks or possibly the Washington Redskins, at the end of the day it was Miami who was willing to give the most to make the deal work.

For a team that rarely trades draft picks, the move signals a lot of faith in the troubled, yet very talented receiver. 

The Dolphins offense just be came a whole new beast. 


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