With Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco on a Twitter hiatus (which will last until he grows bored with being bored of it), another NFL player needed to fill the intrigue vacuum created by Chad’s absence.
Enter Jets safety Kerry Rhodes, who has tantalized Jets fans by tweeting Sunday night that they should expect “a big announcement.”
Just before that, Rhodes tweeted at a Jets fan speculating on a possible trade for Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall “u may be right!!! (hint hint).”
After creating a mini-firestorm with his comments among Jets fans, Rhodes added this message: “Sorry 4 the hold
up fans but this stuff sometime takes time but just stay tuned u will
find out soon. Not trying to hold u guys in limbo!”
The Broncos have said that they won’t be trading Marshall (just like they said they wouldn’t be trading Jay Cutler), but a report last week that the Broncos negotiated with the Jets about such a deal — and asked for Jets linebacker David Harris as compensation — has caused some to believe a deal might still happen. Sunday’s trade for quarterback Kevin O’Connell has renewed speculation that a trade for Marshall will occur, with O’Connell being shipped to the quarterback-needy Broncos.
Regardless of whether it’s Marshall or something else, Rhodes has provided a compelling tease. Let’s see whether he can now deliver on the expectations he has created.