4 Bradley Chubb trade destinations if Broncos lose to Jaguars
Nobody really expected the Denver Broncos to be in the position they currently find themselves in, heading into a Week 8 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars at 2-5 and facing the potential of being sellers at the NFL trade deadline. As a matter of fact, there are now reports out there that the Broncos would almost definitely trade even a player like Bradley Chubb if the team loses in Jacksonville.
Would George Paton really make a move like this? There are reasons he could justify it, to be sure, but it could also have a major effect on the Denver Broncos locker room. Last year’s trade of Von Miller was confirmation that the Broncos were resetting. A trade of Chubb could send a similar message especially since he’s been one of the best players on one of the best defensive units in the league.
If the Broncos are going to trade Chubb, however, here are some ideas of teams and potential trade packages the Broncos could get in return.
4 trade destinations for Bradley Chubb if Broncos lose to Jaguars
1. Arizona Cardinals (Vance Joseph connection)
Back in 2018, which now feels like a lifetime ago, the Denver Broncos used the 5th overall pick on Bradley Chubb. At the time, Vance Joseph was the team’s head coach. Chubb had a tremendous season under Joseph in 2018, nearly breaking the NFL’s rookie sack record. Now, Joseph is the defensive coordinator in Arizona where general manager Steve Keim seemingly never saw a trade he didn’t like.
The Cardinals let Chandler Jones walk in free agency in 2022 and he signed with the Raiders. They went after a couple of pass rushers in the 2022 NFL Draft, but not until Day 2. The Cardinals could use a boost off the edge, there’s no question about it, and Chubb could provide it.
This may seem shocking based on the number of trades they do every year, but the Cardinals still have their own picks in each of the top three rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft. They could easily send the Broncos the reported value of a 2nd and 3rd-round pick, or if the Broncos wanted more than that, the Cardinals might just be desperate enough to do it.