The Arizona Cardinals should inquire about what it would take to bring edge-rusher Bradley Chubb to the “Valley of the Sun.”
It goes without saying that Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has his fair share of detractors. In fact, there are a contingent of Cards fans who believe that the two-time NFL Executive of the Year should’ve been fired following the Steve Wilks debacle from a few years back.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but Keim has done some fantastic things for the Cardinals franchise as well. In particular, several of the trades that the 50-year old has orchestrated over the years have been absolute works of art.
It’s that time of the year again when Keim has done his best work. The NFL’s trade deadline is now just over a week away. What could Keim have up his sleeve for an Arizona squad that is looking to make a second-consecutive trip to the NFC playoffs?
Bradley Chubb should be on the radar of the Arizona Cardinals front office
Through seven games, the Cards defense has undoubtedly been the strength of the team. One thing that could put the unit over the top, however, is a top-notch sack specialist.
To make that happen, Keim could turn his attention to a floundering Denver Broncos squad. The franchise’s key offseason acquisition, quarterback Russell Wilson, has been downright awful. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is now reporting that the nine-time Pro Bowler could be out indefinitely with a partially torn hamstring.
With their season seemingly slipping away, would the Broncos be willing to part ways with any of their valuable pieces? Taking that scenario into account, edge-rusher Bradley Chubb would make Redbirds defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s job a whole lot easier. Would Keim consider making a play for the fifth-overall pick of the 2018 draft?
Chubb is in the final year of a contract he signed as a rookie back in ’18. Denver could either hand the outside linebacker an extension, or designate the 26-year old as the club’s franchise player next offseason. There’s also a possibility that an organization like the Cardinals could make an offer for Chubb that the Broncos would find very hard to refuse.
The 6 foot 4, 275 pound Chubb has been one of the few bright spots in what’s looking more and more like a lost campaign for Denver. Arizona is in dire need of an influx of sacks out of the outside linebacker position. The addition of a stud like Chubb would be an outstanding way to solve that problem.