On This Date in Broncos History, April 14, 2010

Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins for a second round pick in both the 2010 and 2011 drafts.

Marshall was a 4th round 2006 Pick from the University of Central Florida. During his time in Denver, he had 4,019 yards, 25 TD’s. Some of his accolades with the team are pretty impressive:

During a game in 2009, against the Colts, he set a record of 21 receptions. He broke Terrell Owens’ single game of 20. He had 200 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Orton. Denver lost, 16-28. Sigh.

During his time in Denver, Marshall also became the first player since 1960 to record eight 10-plus catch games in his first four seasons. At that time, he was one of only five receivers to have three consecutive seasons of 100 receptions.

Plus, he became the only Broncos WR to have 10 or more receptions in two consecutive games. In addition, he was the first WR in the NFL to have 10 or more receptions in four out of five games.

His time in Denver was dogged by several injuries, including a severe injury to his arm in a ‘fall’ in his house, domestic violence charges, alcohol problems and suspensions from the team and NFL. He was with Darrent Williams when he was gun downed and murdered outside a club they had left. He was a gifted, but troubled player.

After his last troubling incident in 2011, he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disoder and has since sought treatment and turned his life around.

He was a 2-time Pro Bowl selection. He’s currently with the New York Giants and a guest host on Inside the NFL.

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