Brandon Marshall signed his tender, which had to hurt, and also allows the Broncos to now trade him. His attitude will scare off some teams, but his huge reception totals will give a lot of coaches and GM’s selective amnesia. There are plenty of teams who could use him, 32 to be exact, but a few pop out to me.
Seattle Seahawks — This is a no brainer since he visited them and Burleson has headed off to Detroit. Pete Carroll runs an offense that Marshall would fit nicely in.
Miami Dolphins — They really have no wide receivers worth mentioning and Chad Henne showed he has the arm to move the ball. Add Marshall and the Dolphins become contenders. Parcells might not want to deal with his antics, but he is too good not to think about.
Washington Redskins — They just added Donovan McNabb so I’m guessing they want to win now. They are lacking in quality receivers, sorry Santana. Marshall makes a lot of sense. Snyder, get out your check book.
Cleveland Browns — They need a wide receiver and Marshall is one of those. I believe they should have worked at getting a better quarterback, but what do I know. It makes too much sense to get a guy with Marshall’s talent.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers — After losing Antonio Bryant the Bucs don’t have much to write home about at wide receiver. They don’t like spending money so the odds are low, but it would make sense.
Chicago Bears — Reuniting Marshall and Cutler would work. It would really work under Marts. I just don’t see it happening. Julius Peppers absconded with Marshall’s money.
Buffalo Bills — Seems like they need a quarterback before they worry about grabbing another crazy receiver.
St. Louis Rams — Any team that sucks as bad as the Rams have could use Marshall, but with the probability that they’ll be grabbing Bradford, I could see them going after Marshall to pair the two up.
Pittsburgh Steelers — A great wide receiver with some character issues. I think the Steelers just had one of those.
Overall it really looks like the Seahawks, Redskins and Dolphins are the top dogs in this race, with Seattle the heavy favorite. Unless something crazy happens, wherever Marshall goes, he will end up being the #1 receiver. The better the QB he gets, the better his fantasy prospects. The Redskins and McNabb would probably be the best sitch next to Chicago which I don’t think will happen. He is too good to not produce, but in fantasy the ability of an offense to get near the endzone is important, so we’ll just have to keep an eye on every single rumor until we can’t stand it anymore.