The NFL Trade Deadline is upon us and the moves keep coming in. Earlier in the day, the Detroit Lions traded T.J. Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings. Chase Claypool went from the Steel City to the Windy City, and now star defensive end, Bradley Chubb, is heading to the Miami Dolphins, according to Ian Rapoport.
What did the Broncos get in return for Bradley Chubb?
Chubb is considered a top-tier defensive end in the NFL and was going to be highly sought after by clubs at this deadline. The Broncos are sending Chubb to the Dolphins in exchange for one of the Dolphins’ first-round picks in 2023, though this is the minimum of the return, as Rapoport notes.
The Broncos have been a huge disappointment this season under first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett and are looking to recoup some of the draft assets lost to Seattle in their trade for Russel Wilson.
Full Trade Details for Bradley Chubb
The full details of the trade are out and they look like this:
Denver traded: Bradley Chubb, a 2025 fifth-round selection
Miami Traded: 2023 First-round pick (from SF), 2024 fourth-round selection, and RB Chase Edmonds.
Bradley Chubb’s importance to Miami
As we saw in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, the Dolphins need help on their defensive front. They could not get home and allowed Jamall Williams to average 7.6 yards per carry on Sunday. Chubb’s presence will help a lacking defense as the Dolphins look to continue their push toward the playoffs. They currently sit in the sixth spot in the AFC playoff race and need to shore up their defense as they look toward post-season play.
Chubb is a solid defender who grades out well according to PFF. He is a definite get for a Dolphins team that is a middle-of-the-road defense. He should add a spark to the ‘Fins and their push in the stout AFC, though most likely isn’t enough to get them over the top.