I just wanted to jot down a quick post to see if I could get some deas and theories on what Brandon Marshall is thinking. The theory I subscribe to leaves room for a stay of Marshall's execution and still holds to the notion that this relationship between Brandon and the Broncos has never been irreparable. I believe this marriage could still work if both parties wanted it to, but all recent signs point to divorce.
I guess we can kick those ideas around in the comments section, but the reason for the post is to see if I'm overlooking something. I want to know why Brandon all of the sudden signed his tender and kept his mouth shut - so very un-Brandon like. The obvious answer that comes to mind is that signing his tender assists in trade execution and expedience. That's probably true. A signed tender makes it easier for the team to trade him to whomever they choose - without Brandon's consent or approval. But what's in it for Brandon? Why sign it now?
My guess at the question is that a trade is imminent, one that Brandon already basically approved of, because I don't understand why else he would sign a tender that allows the team to send him anywhere they choose. Am I missing something? Could Brandon Marshall really be the kind of guy that says, "Hey, you know what, I know it would help the team if I sign this, so here it is. Get whatever value you can and send me where you want." Or is there some sort of rule that I'm aware of about needing to sign a tender before an extension? I've read the CBA and I don't recall anything like that being in there. But maybe there's some angle to it where Brandon still retains some sort of control?
I can't see it.
Unless somebody serves me a glass of get-right and shows me what I'm missing, then I'm pretty sure the man that we love to hate will be getting rained on by Friday. And we better at least get a first-rounder for it, because trading BM for BS is bull crap.