With the Pittsburgh Steelers giving Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes to the Jets for a fifth-round draft pick only eight days after Donovan McNabb fetched a second-rounder and a 2011 third- or fourth-rounder for the Eagles, the Denver Broncos need to be reconsidering their position that they want only a first-round pick for receiver Brandon Marshall.
Whatever the Broncos have decided, they’ll apparently be communicating it to Marshall today. Per Josina Anderson of FOX 31 in Denver, the Broncos and Marshall will meet Tuesday to discuss the future.
It could be that the Broncos have decided to bring back Marshall for 2010, if/when he chooses to ink his restricted free agency tender. Or it could be that the Broncos want him to sign the tender so that they’ll be able to trade him on a moment’s notice during the draft, if a good opportunity arises.
Or it could be that they want to get him to sign the tender so that they can keep him, but that they’ll simply tell him they want the tender to be signed and ready in the event that a trade opportunity arises.
Either way, recent developments have thrown a large wrench into the team’s plans. At the end of the 2009 season, there were strong signs that a trade was inevitable. Now, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether Marshall will be returning for a fifth season with the team.