Brandon Marshall continues to earn positive marks this offseason for the Denver Broncos.
When was the last time you read that?
Yes, the Broncos traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins in 2010, but last year they picked up former Nevada linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Broncos tight end Virgil Green and a player that has received praise numerous times this offseason.
Not long before training camp, ESPN.com’s Jeff Legwold opined that nobody would be surprised if Marshall wound up cracking the Broncos’ 53-man roster, and now into training camp, he’s starting to gain even more steam.
Brandon Marshall looking solid. Blew up one run up the middle, but C.J. Anderson did a nice job to let Marshall fly by, then took off.
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) July 26, 2014
The Denver Post also wrote this in regards to the Broncos’ latest potential breakout linebacker:
“Brandon Marshall made an impressive pick in 11-on-11 work. The linebacker presents an interesting weapon in substitute packages, teaming with Danny Trevathan.”
If the Broncos are already working Marshall into sub-packages, then he’s clearly not just battling it out for a reserve spot. He’s obviously been showing enough over the last seven or eight months to have earned a legit shot at some meaningful snaps on one of the most talented defenses the Broncos have ever had on paper.
I don’t know what this guy’s impact will end up being, but it’s good to see the Broncos’ depth is really flexing this offseason. This is an extremely talented group of guys and up and down the roster there are players who can contribute and make an impact.