We’ll soon find out how bad teams want Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos put a first-round tender on the restricted free agent receiver, meaning that if Seattle or any other team is able to sign Marshall away from the Broncos, they’d have to give Denver a first-round pick in the upcoming draft. With four accrued seasons in the league, Marshall would earn a salary of $2,521,000, a modest raise from the $2.198 million he received in 2009 and pretty good value for a player who finished with 101 receptions, 1,120 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
However, Marshall likely would be looking for a new deal as well.
And the Seahawks just happen to hold Denver’s first-round pick in this year’s draft at No. 14 overall, which they received for letting the Broncos move up to select Wake Forsett cornerback Alphonso Smith in the second round in last year’s draft.
The free agency period begins on Thursday evening pacific time at 9 p.m.