NFL Rumors: Miami Dolphins Edge Rusher Feared to Have Suffered Significant Knee Injury

The Miami Dolphins' playoff hopes took a serious hit on Sunday. Not only did they hand over the AFC's top seed to the Baltimore Ravens in a humiliating  56-19 beatdown, but they may have lost yet another premier pass rusher. According to ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques, the Dolphins fear two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher Bradley Chubb tore his ACL late in Sunday's loss. Chubb's injury looked devastating at the time. He was in immediate and severe pain, was down for an extended period, and then required assistance to be loaded onto a cart. A torn ACL would end his season and could even affect his availability in 2024.

Chubb was a massive in-season addition for the Dolphins in 2022. He was acquired via trade with the Denver Broncos; the Dolphins gave up a 2023 first-round pick, a 2024 fourth-round pick, and running back Chase Edmonds in exchange for Chubb and a 2025 fifth. The Dolphins later signed him to a five-year, $110 million extension that runs through 2027.

So far, those massive investments have paid dividends for the Dolphins. With 11.5 sacks and a league-leading six forced fumbles through 15 games, Chubb was well on his way to a career season prior to this injury.

There's no way around it: losing Chubb is a disaster for the Dolphins. They're already without their other starting edge rusher Jaelan Phillips, who tore his Achilles eight games into the season after logging 6.5 sacks. With an all-important, AFC East-deciding showdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 18, the Dolphins are ailing at the worst possible time.
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