Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall was given a one-year tender as a restricted free agent before free agency began. It appears now that he could skip out on the offseason workouts set to begin in April.
Brandon Marshall has been one of the most consistent tacklers for the Denver Broncos for a few years now. He sprung onto the scene and made his presence known. Now it is uncertain if he will join the team when they get to work in their offseason program next month.
According to Jeff Legwold in his article this morning, which is dealing with the Broncos getting the hangover from winning the Super Bowl, he mentions that Marshall has told teammates that he may skip the offseason program.
With all of the players leaving via free agency, this bit of news somewhat surprised me. I heard a bit of it in the air when my friend and I were talking about it after C.J. Anderson got his offer matched. I didn’t think anything of it. But now, that concerns me a bit.
We all saw what happened when Demaryius Thomas held out until he got his new deal. While he had a solid season numbers wise, the drops and playoff performance really concerned me.
However, it is being floated around that he will sign after training camp. In the meantime, he is looking around for a long term deal. If another team was to sign him and the Broncos were unable to match, it would not be good since the team already is without Danny Trevathan.
I am certain that Brandon Marshall would return to the team unless there is a team out there that offers him a deal that he can’t refuse. But even then, the Broncos would have time to match the deal.
It appears as if Legwold is correct. It appears as if the Broncos are suffering a hangover. But I believe in John Elway and Gary Kubiak to get the team back on the right track. Hearing this should not concern Broncos fans just yet. Brandon Marshall will do what he needs to do.
But this will be something to keep an eye on as we get closer to April. Keep it here at Predominantly Orange as we keep you updated on all things free agency and the draft.