Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall admitted Thursday that his approach to the 2009 season and training camp was “unprofessional.”
“This offseason I’m just going to go with the flow and just go in whatever direction the Broncos want to go,” Marshall added.
It sure sounds like Marshall is willing to stay in Denver. The question is whether coach Josh McDaniels wants Marshall back. And there have been strong indications that he doesn’t.
“Last year I handled things totally wrong,” Marshall continued. “I just looked at the business side of things and took things too personally. This year I’m going to remove myself from the situation and let the Broncos decide the direction we’re going to go in as an organization.”
Marshall made similar comments on ESPN late last week. While it’s possible that Marshall truly wants to re-sign — he was undoubtedly the featured player in McDaniels’ offense — he’s most likely been instructed to take this stance by his agent.
Whether or not Marshall returns, he’s in search of a long-term contract. And as a restricted free agent, no team is likely to make a lengthy commitment to a player with such a high degree of knucklehead factor that wasn’t saying all the right things.