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Broncos confirm terms of Marshall trade

The results of Brandon Marshall’s physical won’t be official until this afternoon, but the Broncos have already announced that he’s headed to Miami, pending said physical.

The Broncos also announced the trade picks involved.  Denver will receive Miami’s Dolphins’ second-round pick in the 2010 and 2011 NFL Drafts.  (The 2011 pick was previously not fully confirmed.)  There are no conditions on the 2011 pick.

As we wrote before, it was a fair deal for Denver all things considered.

UPDATE: The Dolphins also confirmed the trade, although didn’t mention the draft picks.

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34 Responses to “Broncos confirm terms of Marshall trade”
  1. FinfanJim says: Apr 14, 2010 11:56 AM

    It was a steal for Denver. Here’s hoping that 2nd in 2011 is the 64th pick…

  2. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 14, 2010 11:58 AM

    now who will replace Marshall in Denver

  3. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 14, 2010 12:00 PM

    also will Devon Bess give up his #15 to Marshall?

  4. 1137vine says: Apr 14, 2010 12:29 PM

    The Broncs got the better end of the deal. The two picks are only part of the discussion. They also save $47,000,000 or so. That can go a long way to acquire other players. In the mean time Eddie Royal and the other receivers are bound to pick up the vast majority of Marshalls’ receptions. In the end the Broncs may take a small step backwards in one phase of the game but the benefits of the deal far outweigh that factor.

  5. roly305 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    Devon who?

  6. ATLien says: Apr 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    @WarrenMoonGOAT
    Devon “Bess” give it up, or else! LOL

  7. roly305 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    Devon who?

  8. roly305 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:32 PM

    Devon who?

  9. el_dude00 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:34 PM

    “now who will replace Marshall in Denver” -WarrenMoonGOAT
    Eddie Royal now gets to play out of position as a #1, with Gaffney, Stokely, and whomever.
    No matter, Josh doesn’t call plays longer than 5-7 yards.

  10. falcon3 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:37 PM

    It’s a steal for Denver, I agree. They weren’t keeping him, so they get two shots at improving their team PLUS rid themselves of the diva headache for the upcoming season.
    Just shows Parcells is getting impatient. No matter how much I respect his talent acquisition skills, one had to recognize he has an internal timer for how long he can spend with each franchise…

  11. Burnum says: Apr 14, 2010 12:44 PM

    Broncos will draft Dez Bryant at #11 to replace Marshall.
    Marshall now has 50 million reasons to buy out his #15 jersey from Davone Bess…

  12. daskeenz says: Apr 14, 2010 12:45 PM

    nevermind Ben Rapelisberger , someone needs to stop Josh Mcdaniels continual raping of the Broncos roster…..nice trade boneheads

  13. punish22 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:48 PM

    Cha Ching! Here comes the Phins boys! Time to give the Pats and the Jets a good beating! No worry about the loser Bills. They’ll be garbage again.

  14. E.F.Cuttin says: Apr 14, 2010 12:49 PM

    More like Joey Haynos giving up #81 over Bess giving up #15 IMO, but we’ll see…

  15. rydendonkeys says: Apr 14, 2010 12:50 PM

    lol el dude.
    Royal will be in the slot. We will start Gaffney who had one amazing game this year, Orton really zero’s in on guys to often.

  16. VegasBronco says: Apr 14, 2010 12:51 PM

    Two 2nd rounds is very good.
    Plz no Dez talk now. Josh is too smart.
    Let me see more of Eddie, Jabar, Brandon, and Kenny. All are quality WR’s.
    Denver, now go get your center by trading down from #11 to #18 and picking up a 2nd and 3rd.
    BTW, I was wrong, I thought Denver would have keep BM, my bad.

  17. Xpensive Wino says: Apr 14, 2010 12:56 PM

    Seems like an equitable trade for both teams. Marshall is only 26 and on the field is certainly one of the top five/most dominating receivers in the NFL. Marshall immediately becomes their most talented player. And……considering how poorly the Dolphins seem to draft (like Pat White) and all of the number 2’s they’ve wasted over the past few years on awful trades for quarterbacks, this seems like a smart risk to me.
    He’s got his money now and he’s playing where he wants to play. For a mental midget like Marshall, that’s the kind of formula he needs to be successful.
    Now to really blow the doors off of things, I would take Spiller with the 12th pick, try to acquire a stud tight end and build a dominating offense.
    They’re not winning anything this year anyway, so build the offense and then go all defense next year in free agency and the draft. They could still draft a nose tackle or safety in the third round this year. It’s not like they only have one pick.

  18. dixinpunani says: Apr 14, 2010 12:57 PM

    Yes, 2 second round picks are much better than an all pro wr. haha….
    If you think this trade is fair… would you like to trade your car for 2 brand new pairs of running shoes?
    We don’t want a team that saves money we want a team that wins championships…

  19. overkil2 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:01 PM

    People are hilarious, they rip parcells for not getting marshall earlier for a 1st round pick. Now they rip him because he gave up 2 – second round picks. I would rather give up the 2nd round picks. We’ve had a lot of bad luck with them. ie, Pat white and every other QB we traded for.
    You have to take some chances in order to be good.

  20. Dolphinatic says: Apr 14, 2010 1:03 PM

    LOL I love the denver fans who say they wont misssss his 300+ catches over the last 3 yrs… you don’t have to lie to kick it guys… You did get two good picks for him, I hope you find what your looking for.We sure did.

  21. BRUTUS9448 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:17 PM

    Without Marshall orton will become what he was in Chicago and what Cutler is in Chicago without marshall.

  22. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Apr 14, 2010 1:22 PM

    In typical Parcells fashion, he makes the moves in his 3rd year to put the finishing touches on a title run…Dansby and Marshall…We all know who the leader this offseason in player acquisition is.
    I can’t wait to see what they do with the 12 pick! I smell a trade down…
    VIVA LA BILL!!!
    VIVA LA BILL!!!

  23. rockotica says: Apr 14, 2010 1:32 PM

    MIA pulled a robbery.

  24. Grimmlock42 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:35 PM

    In one year the donkeys lose their greatest coach, #1 quarterback and their #1 receiver. Way to go jackasses. HEEEHAAAWWW!!!!!.

  25. azwildcats96 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:40 PM

    The Evil Empire is spreading…… “Go to other AFC teams and turn them into crap!!!!” Emperor Belichek is so proud of Darth McDaniels right now.

  26. Bearing Down says: Apr 14, 2010 1:53 PM

    The Broncos now have 587 draft picks this season.

  27. overkil2 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    “Grimmlock42 says:
    April 14, 2010 1:35 PM
    In one year the donkeys lose their greatest coach, #1 quarterback and their #1 receiver. Way to go jackasses. HEEEHAAAWWW!!!!!.

    That pretty much sums it up. I wouldn’t go as far as calling them jackasses. I hope McDaniels turns out to be a great coach for you guys because you gotreid of a lot of talent.

  28. BroncoBourque says: Apr 14, 2010 2:24 PM

    @Dolphanatic
    I don’t think anybody would claim that the Broncos won’t feel the loss of Marshall, 300 catches will be hard to replace. How much he is missed remains to be seen because as has been stated, he has a very pedestrian average per reception of only 12.5 ypc for his career. Generally posession WRs are easier to replace than those who stretch the field.

  29. JoeSixPack says: Apr 14, 2010 2:33 PM

    For $50 million and two 2nd round draft picks, the Dolphins got a major difference-maker.
    Marshall made a huge difference in Denver.
    The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since he was drafted and they have a different head coach now too.

  30. Filbertkiwi71 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:40 PM

    There is no way to judge this deal now. It all depends on what Denver does with the draft picks. Do they draft stars, busts, or somewhere in between.

  31. overkil2 says: Apr 14, 2010 3:27 PM


    BroncoBourque says:
    April 14, 2010 2:24 PM
    @Dolphanatic
    I don’t think anybody would claim that the Broncos won’t feel the loss of Marshall, 300 catches will be hard to replace. How much he is missed remains to be seen because as has been stated, he has a very pedestrian average per reception of only 12.5 ypc for his career. Generally posession WRs are easier to replace than those who stretch the field.

    The last person to catch 100+ balls since Marshall was Rod Smith in 2001. with the exception of 2008 where Eddie Royal had 90+ receptions the rest of your receivers aren’t catching the ball. The 2nd highest receptions in 2009 was 54 and 49 in 2007. That’s a huge drop off.
    Forget the rookie season since receivers have a hard time their rookie season, since then, he’s averaged 102 receptions, 1236 yds, 7.6 Tds 12.11 Yds/catch. Last time I checked, a first down was only 10 yards. How many other receivers in the league can come close to that or surpass that? Only a handful.
    I think Marshall will be hard to replace. Can Dez Bryant be the one? Maybe, but he has to go out and do it. Ask Detroit how their 1st round WRs have done.

  32. sullijo says: Apr 14, 2010 5:32 PM

    Goodbye Brandon Marshall……Hello, Dez Bryant.

  33. Voyager6 says: Apr 14, 2010 6:33 PM

    What happens to 2011 picks if there is no season or lockout? Has anyone though of that and built it into their trades, such that if there is no 2011 draft or a player drafted refuses to sign because of no season and owners self-impose a rookie cap, that the pick flows to 2012?

  34. Broncofanman says: Apr 14, 2010 11:15 PM

    It’s a shame the relationship between the Broncos and Brandon couldn’t heal it’s wounds but in the end I think both the team and player have gotten what they wanted and that’s space away from each other. Brandon was a Beast, owns many records but is also one hair away from being suspended for the year. It’s tough to replace him but Bronco fans, 5 years ago we had to replace Rod Smith and shortly before that Eddie Mac so it can be done and done quickly. I wish Brandon well but remember, be careful what youi wish for, sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the otherside.

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