Dolphins Close to Extension With Recently Acquired Linebacker

The Miami Dolphins were among the league's biggest movers and shakers at the NFL trade deadline, but their work is apparently not done. General manager Chris Grier communicated at his Wednesday presser that the team intended to extend recently acquired linebacker Bradley Chubb.
The Dolphins acquired Chubb Tuesday afternoon for a package that included a first-round pick. The linebacker is expected to provide some serious juice to a Dolphins defense that has struggled to generate pressure in the passing game. The team has managed a mere 15 sacks through eight games, and they rank 27th in net yards per passing attempt.

With only one Pro Bowl and a single 10+ sack season on his resume, Chubb has fallen short of superstardom in his five seasons with the Denver Broncos, but the significance of the haul the Dolphins gave away to acquire him indicates he has a massive deal to look forward to. He can likely expect a contract in excess of $20 million per year, somewhere in the range of the deals signed by Von Miller (six years, $120 million) and Maxx Crosby (four years, $94 million) this past offseason.

Chubb initially entered the league as the Broncos' fifth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. He burst onto the scene as a rookie, tallying 12.0 sacks, but injuries have prevented him from getting anywhere near that number since. In the end, he notched 26 sacks over 49 appearances in five years with the team.
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