ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that Marshall will not sign an offer sheet Saturday. Rather, his visit to the Seahawks is looked at as the first step in what could be a long process.
The lack of an immediate deal is hardly a surprise. If Marshall signed an offer sheet, the Broncos would either have to match the contract or be entitled to Seattle’s No. 6 overall pick.
Instead, this will be starting point for what will likely be dueling negotiations. Seattle and Denver have to agree on trade compensation, and the Seahawks will have to negotiate a long-term deal with Marshall. (This all assumes Marshall doesn’t blow his meet-and-greet and other teams don’t involved.)
If nothing else, the drawn out process should be good for plenty of PFT posts once the free agency frenzy dies down.