It doesn’t appear that Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Brandon Marshall has any plans of leaving Chicago even if quarterback Jay Cutler actually departs from the team.
Marshall on if he'd ask for a trade if Cutler is traded: "Hell no." Says Chicago is home now, especially w/ new kids.
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) December 22, 2014
Brandon Marshall said he would not ask to be traded if Cutler is gone, with the thought: "We've got to make it work, because this is home."
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) December 22, 2014
While Marshall and his new little family seem content in Chicago, a change in its organization, including the possible departure of the team’s head coach and general manager, could lead some to believe Marshall will be placed on the trade block.
However, the fact remains that it would be a long shot for another team to want to take on Marshall’s $10 Million cap hit for next season, meaning Marshall would remain with Chicago for at least another year.
As it relates to Cutler, he has about two feet out of Chicago heading into his Week 17 start. And while his cap figure ($16.5 million) may scare some teams off, there is a strong chance that someone will bite when he’s put on the trade block.
Marshall and Cutler played three seasons together while with the Denver Broncos from 2006-2008. They were reunited again in Chicago in 2012, where they have played together since. Marshall’s year came to an abrupt end when he suffered a rib injury and collapsed lung early in a December game.