I keep hearing locker room rumors that beastly Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall will soon find himself in a Seahawks uniform.
Word is, newly hired coach Pete Carroll isn’t wasting any time in putting his stamp on the franchise. Seattle, who is sans GM right now, would trade the oft-injured wideout Deion Branch along with undisclosed picks to Denver in exchange for the talented pass-catcher.
Marshall would be a legit #1 receiver for Seattle and current #1 T.J. Houshmandzadeh can go back to his de facto #2 role, a position he excelled in opposite Chad Ochocinco in Cincinnati.
Branch would battle for a starting position with Jabar Gaffney in Denver, assuming Eddie Royal would be the other starter. With athletes like that, the Denver passing offense suddenly isn’t looking very explosive. (Not to mention Kyle Orton is still the starting quarterback.)
Now if Carroll secures a stud quarterback–like Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen or Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford–with one of the Seahawks’ two first round picks in April’s NFL Draft, Seattle should have a dynamic pass threat for the next decade.
This is just a rumor that seems to be getting bigger by the minute and by no means has anything been consummated yet. But it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. Stay tuned to this blog as I will report all new information as I hear it.