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Rumor: Are the Cardinals trading Leinart and Boldin to Denver and Kansas City?

*Article written by Sayre Bedinger of Bleacher Report*

WR's Boldin, Marshall on the Move? Three Team Deal Possibly in the Works

"Do not get offended Brandon Marshall.

Rumor has it via Scout.com's Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals affiliates that star wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Brandon Marshall could be on the move via a three-way trade between the Chiefs, Cardinals, and Broncos.

I was notified by fellow Broncos writer Randy Garcia that the proposed trade would be roughly as follows:

Cardinals Get

  • WR Brandon Marshall

Chiefs Get

  • WR Anquan Boldin

Broncos Get

Okay, so this proposed deal does not make very much sense up front.  It seems as though the Broncos are getting a pretty raw deal considering they have been rumored to be holding out for a first and fourth round pick in exchange for Marshall.  Not to mention, this deal has the Chiefs giving up absolutely nothing.

A more fair deal would look as such:

 

Cardinals Get

Chiefs Get

  • WR Anquan Boldin

Broncos Get

  • QB Matt Leinart
  • Chiefs' 1st round pick

This seems like a pretty balanced return for all parties involved.  The Cardinals get Boldin off their hands, and Brandon Marshall gets a fresh start.  Arizona would also maintain the top WR duo in the NFL this way.

The Chiefs and head coach Todd Haley could put together a stellar wide receiver duo with Boldin and Dwayne Bowe, and get rid of Thigpen, a guy who has been on the market for a while.

The Broncos rid of Marshall and his antics, while getting a quarterback of the future and a likely early-mid first round pick. 

The only thing holding this type of trade back is Marshall.  The Cardinals have to be willing not only to deal Boldin, but to be ready to give Marshall a long term contract at the end of this season, which is why I view this deal as somewhat unlikely.

Only time will tell, but a deal will need to be done soon, if at all."

Am I the only one who feels like this rumor is bull? Boldin is angry about his contract, but he will suck it up and play until he gets his raise. And after all the time we spent grooming Leinart why would we want to trade him? Could Whiz actually think that Brian St. Pierre or Thigpen would be able to be the backup for Kurt Warnerr if he goes down?

This seems fake to me, does anyone here think that this could actually be true?

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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