Report: Denver Broncos Trade WR Brandon Marshall to Miami Dolphins


The wait is finally over.

Pending a physical, Denver Broncos Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for their 2010 2nd round pick, and a 2nd round pick in 2011. 

This cannot be very exciting news for Seattle Seahawks fans, who thought they had Marshall in the bag as of early last night. 

Marshall signed his tender with the Broncos in the early evening last night, which indicated that he was close to being dealt.  While many in the media figured the Broncos would get a second round pick, they had no inclination whatsoever that Denver would come away with two second round picks. 

This is a great trade for both sides.  The Dolphins acquire a big, physical receiver to be the top target for second year starting quarterback Chad Henne.  The Broncos get rid of their biggest headache in four years, and come away with two second round picks in the process, which is fantastic value.

The Broncos are now armed with three of the draft's top 45 picks, and they could be candidates to move back into the first round a second time if they so choose. 

Marshall played four seasons with the Broncos, and is one of only five players in NFL history to catch 100 passes in three consecutive seasons.  He also set an NFL record this past season by catching 21 passes in a single game against the Indianapolis Colts

A fan favorite, Marshall had his share of off-field issues with the Broncos. 

The troubled receiver is nearly a parking ticket away from being slapped with an eight game suspension (okay, a little exaggeration). 

This was a fine move by both clubs, one that should pay huge dividends in both directions.

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