Pro Bowl wide-out Brandon Marshall, now a former Bronco, claims he will not be any trouble for the Miami Dolphins, who just signed him to a four-year extension after the acquisition. The Dolphins gave him a record-setting deal, making him the highest-paid wide receiver.
Of course we all know of his long list of legal troubles, which just so happen to be slightly longer than his list of accomplishments. But, Marshall claimed that he is very happy with his situation and wont be giving the organization any problems.
I would love to believe him, but it's just very hard to do considering we've already heard this from countless other multi-million dollar athletes. I mean, he's making a boat-load more money, is now part of an organization with a bright future AND he's in one of the best cities for picking up the ladies (and relax on the beach, simultaneously).
But then again, this happens a lot more than we might think: Professional athlete says he's happy, a couple weeks/months later he demands a trade and throws a fit.
If Miami's QB carousel settles down and Marshall is getting the ball enough to satisfy him, I see big things coming for this offense. If that doesn't work out after a year or so, don't be surprised if Marshall starts to yelp.
I actually would like to believe that Miami is more happy about the pick-up than Marshall himself. Getting a 6-foot-4, 229 pound wide receiver with great hands and legs as quick as his would make any general manager/head coach wet his pants.
Marshall has talent, there's no doubt about that. On top of that, he's just 26 years old. His best years are certainly ahead of him.
Miami may not be a contender this season, but with a motivated Brandon Marshall on the team things certainly are looking up for the people down south.
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