The Broncos are in a tough spot with Brandon Marshall. They could use his talent and productivity. They're paying $2.198 million this year in return for his talent and productivity.
But they know Marshall is not happy with $2.198 million. He's asked to be traded. Can he be productive if unhappy? Earlier in training camp, the Broncos submitted at least one contract proposal to Marshall, according to two NFL sources.
The proposal was considered to be team-favorable and was quickly rejected. Since that proposal, Marshall was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
Several NFL executives and agents say they expect the Broncos to wait to see how Marshall performs before they engage in serious discussions regarding a contract extension.