Bears acquire Marshall for two third-round picks
Almost as elusive for the Chicago Bears as the franchise QB (depending on what you think of Jay Cutler), has been that elite wide receiver. They kind of thought they were getting that with Roy Williams but we know how that turned out.
So, they are going to take a shot with another attitudinal guy who drops too many passes yet has extreme talent.
The Bears have sent two third-round picks to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for WR Brandon Marshall, according to Jay Glazer.
Photo Caption: No one had the heart to tell Brandon that the Super Bowl was next week and that this ring just wouldn’t fit on his finger.
“Major scoopage! The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms of a trade w Miami for pro bowl WR Brandon Marshall in exchange for 2 third-rounders,” he tweets.
This is potentially a really good deal for the Bears. It reunites Jay Cutler with his old partner in crime from his Denver days. Now, the question becomes whether or not Marshall can keep his head on straight and focus on not dropping the ball.
His raw, physical talent is that of an elite receiver. He just needs that to translate to on-field production.
Now, the other angle here at play is whether or not this links Peyton Manning to the Dolphins. It was rumored that he wasn’t interested in playing with Marshall, so could the Dolphins have shipped him out so Peyton could have the luxury of throwing to Devone Bess and Brian Hartline? It’s like Wayne/Harrison 2.0.