Over the past few days, reports and contradictions have emerged regarding the potential interest of the New York Jets in Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall.
During a conference call with reporters regarding the acquisition of running back LaDainian Tomlinson, G.M. Mike Tannenbaum was asked about the possible interest in Marshall, a restricted free agent.
Per Bob Glauber of Newsday, Tannenbaum wouldn’t address the issue, saying that that the team is “excited about the receivers we have.”
There’s a certain irony in Tannenbaum’s refusal to talk about Marshall. Accused twice in the past four years of tampering with wideouts (former Patriots receiver Deion Branch and 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree), Tannenbaum is permitted to talk to or about Marshall, since he’s not under contract with the Broncos.
And even though the Jets swung a deal last year for Braylon Edwards, a move for Marshall could make sense — especially if the trade includes sending Edwards to Denver, where he’d be reunited with Brady Quinn.