Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told NBC’s Andrea Kremer prior to kickoff for Sunday night’s preseason game between the Bears and the Broncos that the team has no plans to trade receiver Brandon Marshall.
“Sure, that’s our intent,” McDaniels said regarding whether Marshall will continue to be a member of the team. “That’s absolutely the end game.”
But is it? We’ve heard today uncorroborated rumors that the Broncos are quietly shopping Marshall, and McDaniels words could be aimed at pumping up the market for the wideout’s services.
Still, how much of a market could there be? Based on Marshall’s behavior last week, the Broncos will be hard pressed to get a first-day pick for Marshall — much less a package consisting of at least a first-rounder and a third-rounder.