Former Broncos tight end and 2010 Hall of Fame finalist Shannon Sharpe believes there’s no way receiver Brandon Marshall will be back in Denver next season.
“I don’t know how they mend this,” said Sharpe. “Help me understand this: How can a guy catch 21 passes one week and then two weeks later he doesn’t even play? Once you go there, once you break that communication, once you break that trust, I don’t know how you get that back.”
Sharpe takes it a step further, claiming he knows Marshall will have considerable value on the trade market, despite the receiver’s laundry list of off-field woes.
“I know personally there are three teams out there who are going to make a move for Brandon Marshall,” Sharpe said.
Sharpe didn’t name his sources or say which teams are constructing a trade package.
Of late, Marshall has consistently indicated that he is willing to return to the Broncos, which can’t hurt his value or the Broncos’ potential trade compensation. But it’s still hard to imagine any team being willing to surrender a first-round pick for the moody wideout, much less a first-rounder and a long-term contract.