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Could the Cards and Broncos do a WR Swap for Boldin and Marshall?

Could the Cards still think about moving WR Anquan Boldin? It sounds like it actually could happen, as talks about a fantasy football type of deal where the Cards would swap unhappy Boldin with another unhappy wide out – the Broncos Brandon Marshall. Here’s the story:

As Anquan Boldin continues to seek a restructured contract, trade rumors have resumed regarding the three-time Pro Bowl wideout. The latest development includes a potential three-way deal that would send Boldin to the AFC in exchange for another disgruntled receiver. Now with another wideout seeking a new contract possibly on the table, Arizona GM Rod Graves may be considering parting ways with the Boldin camp. Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall is the wide receiver popping up in trade talks and the Cardinals would also be in line to receive another young signal caller. While Boldin and Marshall would be the headliners of the potential trade, several other key players would be included. With both Denver and the Kansas City Chiefs involved in the talks, there would also be a shuffle between quarterbacks.

Arizona backup QB Matt Leinart would reportedly be headed to the Mile High City with either Brodie Croyle or Tyler Thigpen heading to the desert. Kansas City would in turn get Boldin and Denver would receive Leinart and a second-round draft pick. That would leave the Cardinals with another Pro Bowler in Marshall replacing Boldin, who has proved to be extremely productive during his time in Arizona. In addition, with many questions regarding the long-term future of Leinart, the Cardinals would enter fresh blood in the contest to succeed veteran QB Kurt Warner upon his retirement.

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3 Responses to “Could the Cards and Broncos do a WR Swap for Boldin and Marshall?”

  1. Ryan says:

    I would have to agree with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on this when he called it “bogus.” I just would hope the Cardinals wouldn’t be stupid enough to take in someone as immature as Brandon Marshall.

  2. Chris Farmer says:

    Ryan, +1. The Cardinals aren’t a good fit for Marshall, since Whiz wants character players, as evidenced by the way they draft and generally run the team. I would be disheartened if they added Marshall, and crushed to lose Boldin in that way.

  3. Mike Zehring says:

    Brandon Marshall is a stud and has the talent to be a better receiver than Anquan Boldin, but his charade the other day makes it hard for me to see the Cardinals pulling the trigger on this deal. Not only would they have to deal with Marshall’s antics, but they would give up their quarterback of the future in Matt Leinart. He looked like a polished starter against Green Bay and gave hope to all of us who thought he was a bust. Obviously, one game doesn’t mean he’s the guy, but giving up Q and Leinart for one receiver doesn’t seem prudent. But just for fun, take a second to imagine 6’4″ Marshall lining up opposite 6’3″ Fitz. I don’t know what would stop Kurt Warner from throwing for 5,000 yards…

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