Brandon Marshall the two timer
Brandon Marshall is one of the biggest trade busts in Miami Dolphins history. So much of a trade bust that he makes this list twice. On April 14th, 2010 the Miami Dolphins made a mega trade with the Denver Broncos for one of the leagues elite receivers. Miami sent Denver a 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft and another 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft. With Wallace now on board GM Jeff Ireland traded Ted Ginn, Jr. to the 49’ers for a 5th round pick.
Marshall represented Ireland’s first big move as the teams GM. Bill Parcells had handed personnel power over to Ireland and immediately Ireland made his impact. The Marshall trade paid off for the Dolphins as Marshall had consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving. Marshall made the pro-bowl in 2011 but that would be his final year with the Dolphins.
While Marshall was putting up solid numbers on the field in yardage, he wasn’t reaching the end zone near enough and he had no connection with quarterback Chad Henne. Adding more fuel to the fire was Marshall’s off-field issues with his wife and his unwillingness to practice during the off-season with his teammates. Marshall was becoming a problem in the locker room and a thorn in the Dolphins sides.
Two years after joining the Dolphins via trade, the Dolphins announced they had traded Marshall to Chicago for two 3rd round picks. One in 2012 and one in 2013. The 3rd round pick in 2012 would be traded and the Dolphins would move back about five spots where they would use that selection on tight-end Michael Egnew and the 2013 3rd rounder was traded for two 4th round picks. Those selections were used on Dion Sims and Jelani Jenkins.
Marshall never really fit into the Dolphins mold but that’s likely due to the fact Miami lacked direction.
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