3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Bradley Chubb Ahead of Deadline
This NFL season has taken a turn for the worse for the Denver Broncos. The team sits at 2-5 through seven weeks of action and is quickly falling out of the playoff race. To make matters worse, reports have come out that Bradley Chubb is expected to be traded if Denver loses to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8.
Chubb finds himself in a similar situation to the one Von Miller was in last year. Miller was on the final year of his contract, as is Chubb, and was dealt to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for draft picks. With that in mind, here's a look at three of the most likely landing spots for the 2018 first-round pick.
Bradley Chubb Trade Destinations
1. Los Angeles Rams
Not surprisingly, the Rams are a potential trade partner for a Broncos pass rusher once again. LA thrives when its defense is able to create pressure and disrupt the timing of opposing offenses. Chubb has logged an impressive 26.0 sacks and 58 quarterback hits across 48 career games. It's not hard to understand that collapsing the pocket is his specialty. Pairing him with All-Pro Aaron Donald would give the Rams a dangerous defensive line capable of stacking up against any offensive line in the NFC. Even after all of LA's recent trades, they still have picks in the second and third rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft. They can meet Denver's asking price here.
2. Arizona Cardinals
It's important to point out that Chubb burst onto the scene and set the rookie record for sacks in a season (12.0) with Vance Joseph as his head coach. Joseph is now serving as a defensive coordinator for a Cardinals team that has tallied only 11.0 sacks on the season (T-No. 27 in NFL). Arizona let veteran Chandler Jones walk in free agency last offseason and has gotten little production from its rookies on the defensive line this year. Adding Chubb to the mix would give Joseph a familiar face to help lead the way. The Cardinals are not out of the playoff race yet with a 3-4 record, so Chubb could be the missing piece to the puzzle.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
As long as Howie Roseman is the Eagles' general manager, Philly should not be ruled out in any trade conversation. Reports suggest the Eagles are in the market for a pass rusher and have already checked in on Brian Burns and Robert Quinn. Neither one of those players has the upside that Chubb does, though. Chubb makes an impact all over the field and has posted 6 forced fumbles, 5 pass breakups and 1 interception in his career. His talent goes far beyond getting to the opposing QB. Keep in mind that Philadelphia has two first-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft and should be more willing to part with that kind of draft capital than either LA or Arizona is, especially if Chubb is open to signing a long-term deal.
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