‘He’ll have a hard time getting the word out’ on insurance coverage for NFL’s Brandon Marshall and the rest of the Texans team
The NFL has been dealing with the fallout from last year’s controversial Brandon Marshall trade, which saw the Texans move the All-Pro running back to Dallas for a package that included a sixth-round pick.
Marshall will now be playing for a team that doesn’t have a chance to win Super Bowl LI in 2017.
And he may not have a spot to go to after the team he’s been with for nearly five seasons.
Here’s what we know about the trade, as well as some of the other moves that could be on the table for the Texans this offseason.
The trade is one of the biggest deals in NFL history, and it’s been a topic of discussion for the last two weeks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen have been covering the trade and Marshall’s situation on Twitter, as has NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
On Monday, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that the Texans were ready to part ways with Marshall.
The Texans released Marshall’s agent, Mark Rodgers, and released a statement from coach Bill O’Brien on Tuesday afternoon.
It reads in part: “While we understand the concerns regarding the trade involving Brandon Marshall, we want to ensure we are not placing the team in a position where it is not able to compete in the playoffs and has to rely on its players.
It’s important to us to have a healthy roster.
We are committed to doing what is right for Brandon.”
If the Texans don’t re-sign Marshall, they’ll be the only team without a Super Bowl berth this season.
Marshall has been a reliable fantasy producer in 2016, leading the league with 4.5 yards per carry and 13 touchdowns, as he posted 2,849 rushing yards, second most in the NFL behind only Adrian Peterson.
Marshall also had five games of 100-plus rushing yards and four games with more than 100 rushing yards.
Marshall was traded to the Texans for a sixth and seventh-round picks in 2017 and 2018.
If the trade does happen, the Texans will get a first-round selection and a seventh-rounder in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively.
If not, the team will get nothing.