Dolphins Get Brandon Marshall: AFC East Now the Best Division in the NFL

April 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Miami Dolphins traded for talented but troubled Broncos' wide receiver Brandon Marshall today, a move that surprised a lot of teams. 
The Dolphins' czar of football operations typically does not deal with “divas” on his teams, and Marshall would definitely fit in that category. On top of that, the Dolphins signed him to a four-year, $47.5 million contract with $24 million guaranteed, while giving up several second-round draft picks. 
This is a lot of money, and a big gamble on a guy who has had his share of on- and off-the-field issues.
But this trade may have made the AFC East the best conference in the NFL.
The case can be made, because the Jets have made tremendous offseason moves acquiring Antonio Cromartie, LaDanian Tomlinson, and Santonio Holmes all for relatively favorable terms for the Jets. 
Yes, Cromartie is a gamble, but if he can return to his form of a few years ago, the Jets will have the best secondary in the league...

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