if we gave up a 2nd for Brandon Marshall instead of drafting a questionable WR this year in the draft.. I would not be mad at all. Matter of fact, it seems to make a lot more football and business sense..
However, he also said the Panthers have not spoken at all with the Bronco's about anything.. we can take it for what it's worth or figure it's a smoke screen. In this case, I'd have to think maybe they haven't spoken with the Bronc's at all.. judging by how adamant he was...
I don't doubt him that they haven't contacted the Broncos. It would be stupid on their part if they did already. That's my point. He never said that Marshall could not become an option. If he isn't traded by a week before the draft or even after the draft, then I could see the Panthers exploring a move then.
As for the money part, based on what we have seen the Panthers don't have a problem signing young players, which Marshall is, to larger contracts. It's the older players with big contracts they are staying away from or cutting.
I'm not saying it's going to happen just that Hurney is a GM and when you read between the lines he never really said that Marshall never could become an option.