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Broncos trade Bradley Chubb to Dolphins for package including 49ers’ first-round pick

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Bradley Chubb is heading to Miami.

Chubb, the Broncos linebacker who has been the subject of trade talks for the last few weeks, has been traded to the Dolphins.

The package the Dolphins are giving up will be the 49ers’ 2023 first-round draft pick, the Broncos’ 2024 fourth-round pick and running back Chase Edmonds for Chubb and the Broncos’ 2025 fifth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Dolphins have the 49ers’ first-round pick next year because the 49ers traded up with them to draft Trey Lance in 2021. The Dolphins forfeited their own first-round pick for violating NFL tampering rules.

Chubb arrived in Denver as the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, and he’s in the fifth and final season of his five-year rookie contract. The Dolphins certainly expect to sign Chubb to a long-term contract extension or else they wouldn’t have made this trade.

The Dolphins clearly see themselves as Super Bowl contenders, and now they’ve added a big piece to a defense that they hope will help them go on a postseason run.