Nov 6, 2008; Cleveland, Oh, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler (6) celebrates a touchdown with receiver Brandon Marshall (15) against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Brown Stadium . The Broncos beat the Browns 34-30. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Bears Acquire Brandon Marshall


Well, well, Mr. Emery…perhaps the background check the Bears did on you didn’t uncover the fact that you are a skilled thief and I couldn’t be happier!!!

Nov 6, 2008; Cleveland, Oh, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler (6) celebrates a touchdown with receiver Brandon Marshall (15) against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Brown Stadium . The Broncos beat the Browns 34-30. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

In a stunning move, the Bears have traded two 3rd round picks for Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall.  This moves effectively gets the band back together, teaming Jay Cutler and Marshall along with QB Coach Jeremy Bates in the hopes of finding the success the trio had in Denver together a few short seasons ago.  I think this is a GREAT move for the Bears.  Marshall is signed through 2014 and his 2012 cap number is “only” $9.5M which is likely less than it would have cost the Bears to go after Vincent Jackson.  Kudos to Emery and the Bears for making a move that makes PERFECT sense.  Now the cherry on top of my sundae would be for the Bears to land Mario Williams to team with Julius Peppers and make our defense dominant in 2012.

Welcome to Chicago, Mr. Marshall, my cup just got a little fuller of the blue and orange kool-aid!!!

CAN I GET AN AMEN?!?!?!?!?!

The DeCon has spoken, so let it be written, so let it be done…

  • Phil_X

    HA! I called it right here on this site weeks ago in my post about Briggs for Uminyora. AWESOME!!!! Great move by Emery, and now go get Mario Williams. What a great opening FA day move by the Bears.

  • Mr.Pickles

    I Felt excitement when I read the headline, then terror when I started looking for what they gave up, then elation when I saw two third rounders. Frankly I’d rather have Marshall than any of the FA WRs and you can’t argue with the price.

  • BearGogglesOn

    AMEN DECON!!!  I can’t believe that all it took to get Marshall was a pair of third rounders.  If this year’s 3rd rounder is the pick from Carolina, it will mean that Cutty’s buddy Olsen contributed to bringing Marshall to the Bears. 

  • UCF_Bear

    Good call Phil_X, glad to welcome him aboard!  I still think the Beloved double dip in the draft.  Grabbing a WR in the 2nd rd and one in the 4th or 5th (TY Hilton aka the next Hester)!
     
    Man, this and Campbell signing are good starts.  Now let’s see what gets done with the O-Line and our secondary.  Phil Emery, you’re making what look to be credible decisions but the draft will speak volumes about your philosophy.  So far, we have the makings of a consistent effort.
     
    Oh and DeCon…AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!