Dolphins acquiring LB Bradley Chubb from Denver ahead of Trade Deadline

Miami also adds RB Jeff Wilson in trade with 49ers

Bradley Chubb of the Denver Broncos defends against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field at Mile High on October 6, 2022 in Denver, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) (Cooper Neill, 2022 Cooper Neill)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Add the Miami Dolphins to teams making a big splash ahead of the NFL Trade Deadline.

The Dolphins are acquiring linebacker and pass-rushing specialist Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos, news first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and since confirmed by the team.

The deal includes Miami sending its 2023 First Round pick, which previously belonged to San Francisco, a 2024 Fourth Round pick and running back Chase Edmonds to Denver.

In exchange, the Broncos trade Chubb and a 2025 Fifth Round pick to the Dolphins.

Schefter also reported that Miami is working on a long-term contract with Chubb, who will be a free agent at the end of this season.

Chubb, 26, is playing in his fifth season after being selected Fifth Overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by Denver.

He has racked up 26 sacks and 170 tackles over 49 total games played.

This season in eight games Chubb has 5.5 sacks and 26 tackles.

But wait, there’s more!

Miami is also acquiring running back Jeff Wilson from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2023 Fifth Round pick, according to Schefter.

Wilson, who served as the 49ers starting tailback for a portion of the season following an injury to Eli Wilson and prior to San Francisco trading for Christian McCaffrey, has averaged an impressive 5.1 yards per carry while rushing for 468 yards and two scores on 92 carries.

As far as being a pass-catcher out of the backfield, the 26-year-old Wilson has 10 receptions for 91 yards this year. Those numbers aren’t far off his career highs of 13 catches for 133 yards during the 2020 season, so it would appear his role as a receiving running back was growing somewhat.

Other moves on Tuesday ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline included Detroit sending tight end T.J. Hockenson to Minnesota and Chicago acquiring former Steelers wideout Chase Claypool.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.