The Chicago Bears pulled off a major blockbuster trade on Tuesday when they acquired Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins for two third-round draft picks.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported on the massive blockbuster trade that significantly shakes up the NFC North division.
The deal will reunite Marshall and quarterback Jay Cutler, who played together in Denver under coach Mike Shanahan. During the duo's time together in Denver, Marshall was one of the most targeted wide receivers in the NFL. Marshall had 81 catches for 1,214 yards and six touchdowns last season.
The trade of the Dolphins' No. 1 wide receiver to the Bears puzzled NFL pundits and reporters. It could signal that the Dolphins are ready to give up their pursuit of quarterback Peyton Manning and embrace the rebuilding process. Others have speculated that it could have been a move to clear out room for free agent wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Reggie Wayne to sign in Miami with Manning.
One thing for certain is that the Bears made a major move in the NFC North by acquiring a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver to pair with Cutler. If the Bears can somehow finagle room to add another marquee free agent -- Mario Williams would look great alongside Julius Peppers -- the Bears might be the most talented team in the NFC North, which is saying something given that they share those confines with the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.