Jets, Dolphins Interested In Trade For Broncos’ Bradley Chubb

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The AFC East race looks like it will come down to who will be second in the division. The Buffalo Bills hold a commanding two-game lead and have looked every bit of the Super Bowl contender many pegged them to be coming into the season. Now, the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins could be looking to make a splash at the trade deadline with the Denver Broncos.

While some people expected some challenges from the Miami Dolphins, who are 5-3 but 5-0 in games that Tuah Tagovailoa isn’t injured in, no one could have seen this successful of a season coming from the New York Jets. Both teams are 5-3 and looking to position themselves to make a run at the postseason.

Both franchises will certainly look to make a push for the division, as the Dolphins are responsible for the only loss the Bills have suffered this season and the Jets face them for the first time next week. In addition to the divisional race and playoff seeding, the Dolphins and Jets look like they will be in direct competition for players ahead of the trade deadline as well.

According to Peter King via Jordan Asri Football on Twitter, the AFC East rivals are two of the teams that are showing trade interest in Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb. Chubb, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, is one of the most sought-after players ahead of the 2022 NFL trade deadline.

Chubb has totaled 5.5 sacks thus far this season to go along with four tackles for loss and eight quarterback hits. It is a nice step in the right direction after he went sackless in seven games last season returning from injury.

Staying healthy has been an issue for Chubb throughout his career as he has played in double-digit games only twice. This year looks like it could be his third, as he has played in all eight games for the Broncos and showed flashes of what made him a top pick.

The asking price for Chubb could be pretty steep despite him being in the final season of his contract. There are certainly more than just the Dolphins and Jets showing interest in him as well, as plenty of contenders are searching out pass-rushing upgrades.

Out of the two, the Dolphins are in much more need of a pass rusher. They have only 15 sacks on the season, which is tied for the sixth least in the league. New York is inside the top 10 with 21 on the season.