Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Marshall will be shipped to the Dolphins for a second-round pick in the 2010 draft and “what is thought to be” a second-round selection in 2011. The deal hinges on Marshall passing a physical. (Though a formality, Marshall has had an on-and-off hip issue, the handling of which caused his relationship with the Broncos to sour.)
The Broncos get a second round pick this year and a second round pick next year in return. Now Chad Henne has a big time target to throw you. One would think that this is an upgrade over say…Ted Ginn. Maybe just a little bit.
P.S. I hope you bought into my sarcastic overtones.
Marshall also expected to sign “one of the most lucrative wide receiver deals” in league history. The top of the market has been $10 million for more than two years, when Larry Fitzgerald parlayed the eight-figure back end of his rookie deal into a new contract. Others, like Randy Moss and Roy Williams, earn $9 million annually.