How Brandon Marshall Nearly Became A Jet

H2H Helmet2Helmet.netContributor IApril 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 06:  Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs breaks up a pass intended for Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos during the game on December 6, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Brandon Marshall, who now resides in South Beach.

Money talks….and if money spoke a little louder, wide receiver Brandon Marshall might be in the Big Apple right now.

A report by the Denver Post explains that the New York Jets nearly acquired Marshall , as they, as well as the Seahawks, Bucs, and Dolphins (where, as we all know, Marshall ended up) all showed interest in him.

But it was the Jets emerged as the front-runners in late March during the NFL owners meetings in Orlando.

Supposedly, the Jets were ready to sign Marshall to an offer-sheet, which would have sent Denver its first-round pick (No. 29 overall). Talks eventually broke down, and the deal fell apart, when New York couldn’t come up with a long-term contract that fulfilled Marshall.

Gang Green then decided to pursue other WR options, eventually settling on former Steeler Santonio Holmes. A week after the owners meetings ended, the Dolphins moved in on Marshall, and now the rest is history .

Those that follow the Jets know this is only somewhat surprising.

They’d long been rumored to have interest in Marshall, and general manager Mike Tannenbaum dubbed Trader Mike for a reason isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on any trade.

When Tannenbaum wants his guy, he gets him, so this says the team didn’t want to invest heavily into another receiver.

In the end, both teams (New York and Miami) improved, and Marshall got the lucrative deal he’s been seeking.

It's a win-win-win all around.


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