Brandon Marshall is no longer the headache of the Denver Broncos. As it was reported earlier this morning by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Broncos and Dolphins struck a deal that sent the Pro Bowl receiver to South Beach (good idea?) for two second round picks, one in each of the next two drafts.
In the last two seasons, the Broncos have traded two of their biggest prizes from the 2006 Draft class (Cutler and Marshall) for a total of two first round picks, two second round picks, a third round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton. Not a bad haul there, eh?
It doesn't look like McDaniels and company are done cashing in on the 2006 draft class, however. The Denver Post's Mike Klis is reporting that the Broncos and agent Bus Cook are encouraging tight end Tony Scheffler to sign his restricted free agent tender.
My immediate reaction to this was the same as the news for Marshall. If the Broncos are indeed beckoning for Scheffler to sign his tender, it likely means they have found multiple suitors for his services, and are going to be trading him sooner rather than later.
Scheffler's RFA tender value is at a second round pick, but it's highly unlikely the Broncos will receive that high of compensation for the pass receiving tight end. At the highest, the Broncos will likely receive a third round pick, or a package of later picks.
Cincinnati and Arizona have been mentioned around here as potential destinations for Scheffler, as they both possess additional third round picks and a pressing need for a pass receiving tight end.