The Broncos nearly got the first round pick they wanted for Brandon Marshall.
As recently as the league’s annual meetings, the Jets were reportedly the favorites for Marshall, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
New York was comfortable giving up their first round pick for Marshall, and tried to sign the now-Dolphin to an offer sheet. The Jets, however, couldn’t come up with a contract that made Marshall happy. The offer sheet never came, the Jets moved on, and the Dolphins began to show interest about one week later.
Klis reports that the Seahawks were the most aggressive team throughout the process, but the Bucs also showed serious interest.
It’s not like the AFC East needed any more subplots, but keep this news in mind if Marshall starts rampaging through Revis Island this year.