The Denver Broncos did not sit and watch the trade deadline go by.
Tuesday, the Broncos agreed to trade linebacker Bradley Chubb to the Miami Dolphins for a package that reportedly includes picks and a player.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos are receiving Miami's first-round pick in 2023, the Dolphins 2024 fourth-round draft pick, and running back Chase Edmonds while sending Chubb and a 2025 fifth-round draft pick to Miami. .
Chubb, in the last year of his rookie contract, has had a very good start to the 2022 season, with 26 tackles, four tackles for loss, five-and-a-half sacks two forced fumbles and a pass break-up.
The Broncos selected Chubb out of North Carolina State with the fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft.
Chubb leaves the Broncos with 170 tackles and 26 sacks in 49 career games. Injuries limited Chubb to four games in 2019 and seven games last year.
Miami acquired the first-round pick it is trading to Denver from the San Francisco 49ers. Rapoport says Chubb expects to work out a long-term contract with the Dolphins, worth at least $20 million per year.
In a separate deal, the Broncos acquired pass-rusher Jacob Martin and a 2024 fifth-round draft pick in exchange for a fourth-round selection in 2024.
KOA Voice of the Broncos spoke about the Chubb trade with Mandy Connell shortly after the news broke on Tuesday.
Alfred Williams also spoke with Mandy Connell on Tuesday on KOA.
BRONCOS AGREE TO TERMS ON TRADE WITH MIAMI
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Tuesday agreed to terms on a trade with the Miami Dolphins, General Manager George Paton announced.
Per terms of the trade, which is pending physicals, Denver will receive Miami’s first-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Dolphins’ fourth-round selection in 2024 and running back Chase Edmonds in exchange for outside linebacker Bradley Chubb and a fifth-round pick in 2025.
STATEMENT FROM GENERAL MANAGER GEORGE PATON:
“Bradley Chubb grew into an outstanding player during his five years as a Bronco, positively impacting our team and community with his leadership, class and professionalism. We thank Bradley for his significant contributions to our organization and wish him all the best in Miami.
“This was a difficult decision that involved many considerations as we work to build a championship team. We have great confidence in our players, including a talented group of pass rushers, and this trade brings us significant draft capital to continue improving our roster.
“Our goals and expectations of winning—and sustaining that success in pursuit of a Super Bowl—will not change. We believe in this team and are excited for the opportunity we have in the second half of the year.”
Edmonds (5-9, 201 pounds) is a fifth-year player who saw action in 65 regular-season games (17 starts) and one postseason contest with Miami (2022) and Arizona (2018-21) after being selected by the Cardinals in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
For his career, Edmonds has totaled 375 rushes for 1,671 yards (4.5 avg.) with 11 touchdowns to go along with 138 receptions for 1,017 yards (7.4 avg.) with six scores. He also rushed for 28 yards on eight carries starting Arizona’s NFC Wild Card Game against the L.A. Rams in 2021.
Edmonds played all eight games (2 starts) for the Dolphins this season rushing for 120 yards on 42 carries (2.9 avg.) with two touchdowns while catching 10 passes for 96 yards (9.6 avg.) with one score. In 2021 with the Cardinals, he started a career-high 11 games (12 GP) totaling 116 rushes for 592 yards (5.1 avg.) with two touchdowns in addition to posting 43 receptions for 311 yards (7.2 avg.).
Playing collegiately at Fordham University, Edmonds finished his career ranked fifth in NCAA FCS history with 5,862 rushing yards to go along with 67 rushing touchdowns. He attended Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg, Pa., and was born on April 13, 1996.
Chubb (6-4, 275 pounds) is a fifth-year player who started all 49 games played for the Broncos since being selected by the club with the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft from North Carolina State University.
A 2020 Pro Bowl selection, Chubb’s career totals include 170 tackles (107 solo), 26 sacks (183.5 yds.), one interception (21 yds.), five passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. His 26 sacks are fourth most in team history through a player’s first 49 games (since 1982).
Chubb started all eight games for the Broncos in 2022, totaling 26 tackles (15 solo) while tying for the team lead in sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (2).
He made his first career Pro Bowl in 2020 after starting 14 games and recording 7.5 sacks, 19 quarterback hits and nine tackles for a loss. Prior to missing 12 games in 2019 with a knee injury, he set the Broncos rookie sack record with 12 quarterback takedowns in 2018 to earn All-Rookie Team honors from the Pro Football Writers of America.
A three-year starter at N.C. State, Chubb finished his collegiate career as a consensus first-team All-American and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. He attended Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Ga., and was born on June 24, 1996.