Arizona Cardinals: Major network endorses a trade for Bradley Chubb
We aren’t the only ones in the NFL universe talking about the Arizona Cardinals trading for Bradley Chubb. Another major network is on the bandwagon.
Well, well, well, it looks like there is at least one major network out there stating that Bradley Chubb would make an excellent fit for the Arizona Cardinals. And if the Red Birds end up a serviceable 4-4 when the final horn sounds on Sunday afternoon, you can expect a blockbuster, yet realistic trade identical to the one I outlined in a previous article.
USA Today, which owns the popular blog Cards Wire, outlined that the Cardinals are weak in the pass rusher/edge category, with Myjai Sanders and Cam Thomas getting more playing time at the position. The Cardinals also have Markus Golden and his paltry 1.5 sacks, plus Dennis Gardeck, who is more of a special teamer than a full-time edge rusher.
While they did point out that Thomas and Sanders have progressed well, they also brought up Golden’s age and lack of production. And even the most ardent backers of the aging pass rusher cannot deny that Golden, at best, has been flat this season.
Arizona Cardinals would do well to trade for Bradley Chubb
With the Broncos looking closer to a team in rebuilding mode and the Russell Wilson trade on pace to be one of the biggest flops in recent memory, Denver needs to go out of its way to salvage what they can, so expect, as I outlined in my previous trade scenario, for the maligned franchise to demand draft picks. I do believe, however, it’s farfetched but not impossible that the Broncos could squeeze a first rounder out of the Cardinals or another team.
But given Chubb’s injury history and lack of production just a season ago, despite enjoying a renaissance this season in 2022, he is worth more of a second round pick tops. Yet, if they want a first, as I’ve stated previously, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim should go for it without issue considering his poor record regarding first round selections.
While he enjoyed a Pro Bowl season in 2020, Chubb has yet to put up elite numbers since his rookie season in 2018. So while he has shown he can remain a dynamic pass rusher, there is some risk involved here given his injury history and at times, inconsistent production.
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