Marion Barber Trade: Is It Realistic?

April 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We hear the phrase “trade Marion Barber” more from fans than any other string of words outside of “trade Roy Williams.” 
We have long said that trading Barber, even in an uncapped year, is impossible. No one will want to take on an oft-injured running back with a big contract.
Todd Archer of Dallas Morning News took a look at the possibility yesterday.  Like us, he admitted he initially saw no way that Barber could be let loose. He is due $8 million this year between his salary and roster bonus and $24 million over the next three seasons.
Archer, though, has changed his tune, claiming that a Barber trade is actually possible (although still unlikely).  Barber’s base salary of $3.8 million this year, he says, is workable for other teams.  A running back-needy team might just be willing to jump at the opportunity to grab Barber.
However, we still don’t see Barber being traded. First, running backs ar...

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