Brandon Marshall Traded to Dolphins

Apr 14, 2010

Not long after signing his tender Brandon Marshall had a new home. ESPN‘s Adam Schefter broke the news that the petulant wide receiver was traded to the Miami Dolphins for what is believed to be a pair of second round picks (2010, 2011).

Miami gets a major upgrade at WR, but he does come with baggage. While money shouldn’t be an issue after he signs a monster extension, going to South Beach could present its share of problems off-the-field. There are plenty of distractions.

On the field, it’s not a bad place for Marshall to land. While they are a run-heavy team, they do possess a young QB with a strong arm in Chad Henne. The uncertainty of his new home moves him down a couple of notches in my fantasy rankings (click to see), but he remains a top ten WR in my book.  Henne also moves up a few notches.

In Denver, Kyle Orton takes a big hit. Marshall’s departure leaves the Broncos without a legitimate threat in the passing game. Perhaps the move will allow Eddie Royal to rebound from a disastrous 2009 season that featured a 54 catch, 635 yard, and 5 TD drop-off from a solid rookie season.

***Update***
The Dolphins and Brandon Marshall agreed on a four-year extension.

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