The biggest question is which team would be the best landing spot for Marshall, and Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that it could be the Bears. Hayes writes that Bears GM Jerry Angelo's comments about wide receiver not being a ''need'' position are viewed by many as a smoke screen, and that one NFL source wagered a steak dinner on Marshall being in a Bears uniform when camp opens.
I realize the Bears will have interest in Marshall, but what does this team have to offer? In all likelihood, the Broncos will not be interested in any 2011 draft picks. Would Denver throw in a second round pick along with Marshall for Brian Urlacher, Tommie Harris, and the Bears' third round pick?
A trade like that is pretty blockbuster, and I have not fully thought about the value of each player coming from the Bears, but a trade like that helps both teams on multiple fronts, and gives pretty equal compensation.