The Miami Dolphins have had a streaky 2022 season so far.
After starting the season 3-0, Miami suffered three straight losses to fall to 3-3, but the team is now back in business with a 5-3 record thanks to two straight wins.
The Dolphins seemingly have enough talent to make the playoffs and perhaps do some damage, but the team is likely also looking for ways to improve. Bradley Chubb of the Denver Broncos is a player who has been mentioned in trade buzz lately, and it sounds like the Dolphins are interested in him.
Interestingly, the Dolphins’ AFC East rival New York Jets have also been mentioned as possible suitors.
“One of the league’s most disappointing teams—despite waking up in the second half in London Sunday—has heard from teams on both Chubb and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy,” wrote NFL insider Peter King regarding the Broncos. “GM George Paton, clearly, would move Chubb, due to be a free-agent in March, having missed 24 games due to injury in his first four years, for a first-round pick, and he may get one. A well-plugged-in GM told me over the weekend the Jets and Dolphins are interested, and interested enough to consider dealing a first-rounder for Chubb. But to make that deal for a significant price, Miami or New York, or any team, would have to have a deal done with Chubb beyond this year.”
Chubb has appeared in eight games for the Broncos this season. He has totaled 5.5 sacks, 26 combined tackles, four tackles for loss and eight quarterback hits.
He’d be a major addition for the Dolphins on the defensive side of the ball. So far this season, Miami is allowing 24.0 points per contest.
Over 49 games at the NFL level, Chubb has racked up 26 sacks, 107 solo tackles, 63 assists on tackles, 33 tackles for loss and 58 quarterback hits. He also has six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception to his name.
Chubb’s Broncos haven’t lived up to expectations this season. The team currently sports a 3-5 record.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, have two games remaining before their bye week, and they’d surely love to enter the week off with a winning record. In order to accomplish that goal, they’ll have to win at least one of their next two games.
Time will tell if the Dolphins add some new talent to their roster before the upcoming trade deadline. They already made one major splash earlier this year by acquiring Tyreek Hill, but they might not be done.