Dolphins add star pass-rusher Bradley Chubb in trade with Broncos


The AFC East just keeps getting better.

Before Tuesday's trade deadline, the Miami Dolphins reportedly acquired star pass-rusher Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos.

Denver will acquire a 2023 first-round pick, which is originally from the San Francisco 49ers, a 2024 fourth-round pick and running back Chase Edmonds. In addition to Chubb, the Dolphins will get back a 2025 fifth-round selection.

Chubb, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, he is expected to work out a long-term deal with the Dolphins after the trade is completed.

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In eight games this season, Chubb has 5.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits. He has 26 sacks in his career, but injuries have been an issue for the former No. 5 overall pick. Chubb played just four games in 2019 and seven games in 2021, though he's remained healthy so far in 2022.

The Dolphins are currently 5-3, tied with the New York Jets for second in the division. The AFC East and NFC East are the only divisions in the NFL where no team has a losing record.

For the Broncos, the 2023 first-round pick from San Francisco is valuable after sending out their own first-rounder to the Seahawks in the Russell Wilson trade. That deal hasn't exactly worked as planned, with Denver limping to a 3-5 record to start the season. Edmonds should help in the backfield after Javonte Williams was lost for the season with a torn ACL and LCL.

Chubb could make his Dolphins debut on Sunday when Miami visits the Chicago Bears. The Broncos have a bye in Week 9 before facing the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.

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