Things continue to go from bad to worse for the Broncos, first losing Jay Cutler this past offseason after issues with new head coach Josh McDaniels, and now reports say that number one WR Brandon Marshall has also asked to be traded.
The report came earlier today from NFL reporter (soon to be the property of ESPN) Adam Schefter, who on radio station KOA in Denver said that Marshall told owner Pat Bowlen that he wanted to be moved. Marshall is already in a heap of trouble with the team for not showing up to a mandatory mini-camp.
The Broncos moved Cutler to the Bears after he didn’t like the way the team flirted with the idea of going after QB Matt Cassell, who ended up in KC. The Broncos named former Bears QB Kyle Orton as the teams starting QB Saturday.
Now if they lose Marshall, they will be down two main superstar starters heading into the 09 season. It’s too late to get a draft pick for this year, so one thought is getting at least one first-round pick in 2010 for Marshall, along with a WR to take his place.
Already the rumors have Marshall being possibly moved to the Bears, where he would join Cutler, but they don’t have a first-round pick to give Denver, as they gave that up already for Cutler. Another team that might be in the mix is Baltimore, who could use a top notch #1 pass catcher.
One thing that any team needs to think about are the legal issues that are following Marshall around. It will be interesting to see if the Broncos really look to move Marshall, and if they do, what they could get for him.