Recently Traded Edge Rusher Debuts for Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins were the story of the trade deadline due in large part to their aggressive acquisition of former Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb. Now, they'll get a chance to see if their investment was sound. Chubb is active and set to debut against the Chicago Bears in Week 9. The Dolphins traded a 2023 first-round pick, a 2024 fourth-round pick, and running back Chase Edmonds in exchange for Chubb and a 2025 fifth-round pick. They promptly signed him to a massive five-year, $119 million extension, rendering him arguably the biggest move of the trade deadline.

Chubb had been off to a solid start across his first eight appearances with the Broncos this year, notching 5.5 sacks and 16 pressures. The Dolphins picked him up hoping he could improve a pass rush that has totalled a mere 15 sacks and 50 pressures across eight games.

Chubb initially entered the league as the Broncos' fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was sensational in his debut season, tallying 12 sacks and finishing second in AP Defensive Player of the Year, but injuries have hindered his production in recent years. Over his past four seasons, he has totalled a mere 14.0 sacks. The Dolphins are banking on him staying healthy enough to make the most of the elite physical tools that made him an instant impact player.
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