Denver Broncos 7 possible moves to watch for at 2022 NFL trade deadline

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Denver Broncos, Bradley Chubb
DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 23: Bradley Chubb #55 of the Denver Broncos gestures during warmups before the game against the New York Jets at Empower Field At Mile High on October 23, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

2. Bradley Chubb to the Arizona Cardinals for 2023 1st & 3rd-round picks

Saying goodbye to Bradley Chubb would not be easy for the Denver Broncos. Chubb is the player the Denver Broncos valued so highly in the class of 2018, the passed on Josh Allen to get him. One quick side note on that — Broncos Country has to stop acting like things would have worked out exactly the same with Josh Allen in Denver. Many in the fan base want to see Nathaniel Hackett fired after seven games. Just imagine the treatment Allen would have gotten after his first seven NFL starts…

At any rate, Chubb came into Denver and had an outstanding start to his NFL career under head coach Vance Joseph, who was the primary defensive play-caller at the time as well. In Joseph’s defense, Chubb nearly set the NFL rookie sack record. Although the 2018 season wasn’t memorable for the most positive reasons, at least we got to see a fully healthy Bradley Chubb and Von Miller together that year.

The Arizona Cardinals now employ Joseph as their defensive coordinator. General manager Steve Keim never saw a trade he didn’t like. The Cardinals have made so many moves in the last few years that you might be shocked to know they actually own all their own picks in the top three rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft. I think the bidding war on Chubb — if he is to be traded — will reach beyond just first-round value.

The Broncos get a first and third-round pick back from the Cardinals for a game-changing piece like Chubb. As tough as it would be for the Broncos to trade Chubb away, getting bit-time value for him and moving forward with the quartet of Randy Gregory, Baron Browning, Nik Bonitto, and Jonathon Cooper is something the team would have to seriously consider.