Last year, the New York Jets supposedly were interested in adding receiver Brandon Marshall. The talk died down after the Jets traded for former Browns receiver Braylon Edwards.
But it has resurfaced of late, despite the ongoing presence of Edwards, who has signed his one-year RFA tender. According to Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News, the Jets are not interested in Marshall.
To get him, they’d have to send the 29th overall pick to Denver, or work out some other deal with the Broncos. The Broncos have applied a first-round tender to the troubled (at times) wideout, who has become a solid on-field performer in his four NFL seasons. And the Broncos reportedly won’t part with Marshall for anything less than a first-round pick.
Absent a pre-draft or during-draft deal, our guess is that someone will send a 2011 first-rounder to Denver for Marshall. And we think that the Bears should be the first team in line — especially since coach Lovie Smith and G.M. Jerry Angelo may not be there in 2011 if the Bears don’t get the most out of Marshall’s former quarterback, Jay Cutler.