In each of the last three seasons, Brandon Marshall has put up numbers rivaling the elite receivers in the NFL.
Now he's going to be paid like them, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
Salguero reports the Dolphins are set to make Marshall the highest paid receiver in the game.
I'm told the sides have already set parameters on a deal that will make Marshall the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. The highest paid WR in 2009 was Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald, who earned $10,893,332.
Marshall's deal will average at least $10 million per season and also could include guaranteed monies exceeding $30 million.
$30 million in guaranteed money is a jaw-dropping amount. For some perspective, that's in the range of what a top five draft pick would receive.
It's also an enormous amount for a guy who comes with the baggage that Marshall does. Make no bones about it, while Marshall is a rare talent, this is still a very big risk for the Dolphins. If he got into trouble in Denver, then what's he going to do in South Beach?