Marshall trade helped Denver get Tebow

Tim Tebow won't get a chance to throw to Brandon Marshall with the Denver Broncos, but they'll always be linked.

The Broncos traded up to draft Tebow 25th overall Thursday night. The pick belonged to the Baltimore Ravens, but the Broncos acquired it for a package that included the draft pick they obtained from the Miami Dolphins for Marshall.

The Dolphins traded second-round draft choices in this year's and next year's drafts to get Marshall. This year's second-rounder was the 43rd pick. The Broncos sent that plus the 70th and 114th picks to the Ravens so they could land Tebow.

Then there's No. 15.

That's the jersey number Tebow wore at Florida, and it would appear it's available if he wants it.

Marshall wore it for Denver.

As Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero noted, the jersey now belongs to a player of high character after being worn by a character.