Bradley Chubb was the fifth overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft and spent the first four years of his career with the Denver Broncos.
He was traded to the Miami Dolphins mid-season in 2022 and was selected for his second career Pro Bowl.
Ahead of the March 15 deadline, the Dolphins restructured Chubb’s contract, which created nearly $15 million in cap space, per Bobby Shouse, a Dolphins reporter.
The Dolphins restructured OLB Bradley Chubb’s deal, creating $14.656M in cap space.#FinsUp pic.twitter.com/uNaPwWwHN7
— Bobby Shouse (@B_Shousejr) March 9, 2023
Chubb’s entire contract extension with the Dolphins was for five years, $110 million, and $63.2 million of that money is guaranteed.
With this contract, Chubb became the seventh-highest-paid defensive player in the league, behind players like Khalil Mack, Maxx Crosby, and Myles Garrett.
This contract proved to Chubb that he is a top-ten defensive player in the league, and was paid accordingly.
Even though Chubb is a dominant defensive force, the Dolphins defense had its share of difficulties.
They allowed 24.6 points per game in 2022, which was tied for the sixth-most in the league.
By restructuring Chubb’s contract, the Dolphins should be able to sign a free agent or two to tighten up their defense.
The Dolphins finished the 2022 season with a 9-8 record, sneaking into the playoffs.
If Tua Tagovalioa is fully healthy, and if they can improve their defense, the Dolphins should be able to make it back into the playoffs in 2023.
The team has rallied behind Mike McDaniel, who will be entering his second season with the organization.
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