A pair of top National Football League wide receivers will be in a new uniform next season.
On Tuesday, the Miami Dolphins traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears for two undisclosed draft picks.
Marshall, a three-time Pro Bowler caught 81 passes for 1214 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. His best year came in 2007 when he had 1325 yards receiving as a member of the Denver Broncos. When Marshall was traded for two draft picks in 2010, it was one of the very first articles I wrote for www.anysportanytime.ca.
With Marshall leaving Miami for Chicago, I’m not sure if Peyton Manning will find south Florida as an enticing destination anymore. I think it looks more and more like Manning will play for the Tennessee Titans next season. Manning played for the University of Tennessee, has been highly touted by owner Bud Adams and the franchise has a good offensive line as shown by the amount of holes running back Chris Johnson has been able to find in recent years.
In San Francisco meanwhile, the 49ers have acquired wide receiver Randy Moss to a one year deal. Moss spent time with three different teams last season–in Minnesota, New England and Tennessee. His best season came in 2003 in Minnesota when he caught 111 passes for 1632 yards and 17 touchdowns. Unlike Marshall, Moss seems to be on the downswing of his career however. But he does go to a team needing a wide receiver as tight end Vernon Davis got most of the looks from quarterback Alex Smith last season.