What to do with Brandon Marshall? That is the biggest question these days it seems facing the Broncos, as some feel they should cut their losses with the troubled wide out and move on, while others feel he has too much talent and he’s the teams best playmaker and needs to be around.
Today the News-Tribune talks about Marshall, and says that as of now, no real decision has been made about what they are going to do with him for the 2010 season:
Denver coach Josh McDaniels was asked repeatedly about receiver Brandon Marshall at the Scouting Combine but he didn’t say anything that hinted at a conclusion to Marshall’s fate. “That’s a process that will play itself out here,” McDaniels said. “Don’t have anything to report as far as contract or status.” Marshal is at the end of his contract, and would have been an unrestricted free agent, but now with the salary cap expected to be removed, he would become restricted which leaves Denver with a decision to make and opens the likelihood the Broncos would receive compensation from whomever would sign him if in fact he doesn’t re-sign in Denver. For now, Marshall is in Denver, and McDaniels left open all possibilities, including a return.
“He’s a very good football player,” McDaniels said. “There’s no question about it, and he had a great season this year in terms of his production. Pro Bowl year. He did have a great year, and I think any time you’re dealing with players and contracts, you weigh a lot of things. Certainly, the fact that we did it already once certainly makes you believe that you can do it again and again. I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again, I’m really fond of him. He’s a good person and certainly played a huge role on the team. There’s a lot of things that go into that, and we’re certainly not at any where we’ve made a decision on exactly what’s going to happen.”