Did a potential suitor for Bradley Chubb just drop out of the race?
With rumors flying about a potential Broncos trade of Bradley Chubb, one team that quickly arose was the Philadelphia Eagles. At 6-0, they are in go-for-it mode. Further, they have two first-round picks in next year’s draft thanks to a trade with the New Orleans Saints. So, trading the second of those two choices seemed palatable.
But now, the Eagles have their pass-rush boost.
It comes in the form of Robert Quinn. The Bears traded Quinn to Philadelphia on Wednesday for what NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported was a fourth-round pick.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2022
Quinn is more accomplished than Chubb, but also six years older. At age 32, Quinn is in his 13th NFL season. The 2021 campaign was his fifth double-digit sack campaign, and his second since 2019.
Chubb is having the better season this year. His 5.5-sack tally towers over Quinn’s 1-sack performance to date. Chubb also appears healthier than he has since his rookie season, confirming what he thought during the offseason.
There should still be a market for Chubb. Teams rumored to be in the mix include the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans. The Giants trail the Eagles by a half-game in the NFC East and could view Chubb as a response to Philadelphia’s move.
And despite Quinn’s prolific season last year, Chubb should still fetch more. That’s because of his age and the time to work out a contract. A team trading for Chubb could use the franchise tag on him.
Jordan Schultz also reported for The Score that Chubb and his agent prefer a deal with a team that will sign the 5-year veteran to an extension.
Multiple teams are calling Denver on Pro Bowler Bradley Chubb, sources tell @theScore.
Key factors: Significant compensation for #Broncos, but also Chubb and his agent maintain control. Whomever trades for him is only going to do so knowing he’ll agree to a long-term extension. pic.twitter.com/65jcISWI54
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) October 26, 2022
So, the game regarding Chubb remains afoot.
But perhaps the most logical destination — and deal for the Broncos if they want to maximize their return — might now be off the board.