Brandon Marshall talks about his departure from the Broncos
Linebacker Brandon Marshall has been a big part of the Denver Broncos organization, but it appears that he will be on his way out this NFL offseason.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos aren’t going to exercise the option on Marshall which will make him a free agent on March 13th.
Broncos have notified LB Brandon Marshall that they are most likely not going to exercise his option and he will be a free agent on March 13, per source. One more LB to the free-agent mix.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 15, 2019
Marshall was set to make $7 million for the upcoming season, but with the team cutting Marshall it will save them $3 million off this year’s salary and next year’s salary.
Marshall seemed disappointed with the news but said he has enjoyed his time in Denver because of the fans and his teammates.
“I love the organization, they gave me my first chance to play,” Marshall said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “I love all my teammates. I really love city. I felt embraced on and off the field. I’m just sorry I was injured 2 of the last 3 years. … It’s a really great organization so we’ll see what happens.”
Marshall is only 29 years old, but injuries have affected his time with the Broncos. In 2016 season Marshall missed five games, and last season he also missed five games. During his time with the team, he started 63 games and won a Super Bowl ring when the team beat the Carolina Panthers.
There is still a chance the Broncos could bring him back at a smaller salary, but it seems like that will probably not be the case. If he does hit the free agent market, he should find a new team to sign with very quickly.