It's been a few weeks since I last did a mailbag, and with the official start of free agency a few days away, Thursday seemed like a great day to reach out to my friends on Twitter for some questions.
Of course, not long after I asked for some, our friends at the Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears were shopping wide receiver Brandon Marshall. So that led to roughly 4,000 variations of "Is Brandon Marshall going to be a Viking?"
While Marshall is still a productive player at age 30, particularly when playing the Vikings, I don't think it would make much sense for the Vikings to try to acquire him through a trade. For starters, they aren't a player away from contending, so giving up draft picks and paying Marshall the big bucks due on his contract would be too costly for this rebuilding team. That's just my opinion. Maybe the Vikings will think differently. Plus, Marshall has a history of wearing out his welcome wherever he plays. With head coach Mike Zimmer trying to change the culture inside Winter Park, bringing in a potentially disruptive player could present more challenges.
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