Marshall willing to return to Denver, but Broncos expected to explore trade options

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

The Broncos are expected by some to deal WR Brandon Marshall away this offseason, but Marshall recently expressed remorse over what he called "unprofessional" behavior last year and said he is willing to return to Denver to play in 2010. There was bad blood between Marshall and head coach Josh McDaniels when the regular season ended, after McDaniels publicly questioned the severity of Marshall's hamstring injury, and many figured that meant the end of Marshall's tenure with the team. It's unlikely that his recent comments are enough to extinguish the fire that was left burning at the end of the season, although Marshall's new attitude could convince some teams with interest in acquiring him that he's matured. Denver's asking price for Marshall will apparently start at first- and third-round draft picks, and Marshall, who will become a restricted free agent in March, could demand a heavily loaded long-term deal from whatever club he plays for in '10.

 

PFW has launched its brand-new NFL Draft Newsletter series, with the second issue now ready for mailing and a third issue focusing on underclassmen to be published in the next few weeks. Produced by PFW's player personnel department under the direction of Nolan Nawrocki, the series consists of four information-packed issues. For more info or to subscribe — click here for PDF e-pub or here for print format. You can also find details about other draft-related publications in the PFW store.