OK, now this is getting ridiculous.
Only days after disgruntled receiver Brandon Marshall returned from a suspension due to the chronic placement of a tomato pole in his bunghole, there’s talk that the Denver Broncos are thinking about giving him a new contract.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos are exploring a contract extension with the fourth-year wideout, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Without a new labor agreement, Marshall would be a restricted free agent in March 2010. This gives the team more leverage at the table in 2009, since the Broncos would be able to hold his rights next season with a much lower tender offer.
If we knew any cynics (we think we know a few but they say they aren’t but we think they’re lying), we’d expect them to say that the Broncos might be making a last-ditch effort to rehabilitate Marshall’s trade value.