Brandon Marshall Miami Dolphins Trade?

I usually do not get too excited about big off-season moves, but the Dolphins' acquisition of wide receiver Brandon Marshall looks like a great trade for he and Miami.

The Denver Broncos traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins for a pair of second-round draft picks.

The Dolphins will receive a second-round selection in both the 2010 and 2011 National Football League drafts if Marshall passes a physical today in Miami.

Brandon Marshall spent the past four seasons with Denver and in 2009 caught 101 passes for 1,120 yards with 10 touchdowns. He was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl last year and became the fifth player in league history to post three consecutive 100-catch seasons.

Marshall will fly to Miami later Wednesday for a physical, after which he is expected to sign a long-term contract that he's been seeking for over a year.

What are the details of Brandon Marshall's contract after the trade?

asked by Charles in Football | 2473 views | 04-14-2010 at 05:05 PM

Brandon Marshall has been traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round pick that the Broncos will use next Friday in the NFL Draft. And the Broncos will also receive another second draft pick in 2011.

The announced trade of Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins has people claiming the "Fins" got the steal of the year, and some wondering why other NFL teams, like the San Francisco 49ers, didn't try to get Marshall.

About his contract: adding on to his $2.5 million tender he just signed, Brandon Marshall has received an additional extension for $47.5 million over four years, bringing the total to $50 million over five years, $24 million is guaranteed.

Marshall's end with the Broncos, though, was largely the result of disagreements of a contractual nature. The team was unwilling to give him the big-money extension he desired. It appears the Dolphins are now prepared to make him happy.

Brandon Marshall is now the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history, as far as the extension is concerned, the overall worth of the deal is akin to Larry Fitzgerald’s four year, $40 million deal.

Marshall, who last summer was pushing for a trade after trying to rework his contract, has had his share of problems. He was suspended late in the 2009 preseason for conduct detrimental to the team and was deactivated for last year's regular-season finale by head coach Josh McDaniels after being accused of not showing a desire to work his way back to the field from a hamstring injury.

So Miami just rolled the dice, and if it works out, great, the Dolphins look like geniuses. They found a receiver who can catch 100 passes a season. But if it doesn't?

answered by Jake | 04-14-2010 at 05:19 PM

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