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Bradley Chubb trade: Fans, players, media react

The 5th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Bradley Chubb has left Denver after 4 1/2 years.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. β€” The Denver Broncos were once again sellers at the NFL trade deadline.

Broncos General Manager George Paton dealt star pass rusher Bradley Chubb to the Miami Dolphins.

Chubb and a 5th-round draft pick in 2025 were sent to the Dolphins in exchange for a first-round pick in 2023, a fourth-round pick in 2024 and running back Chase Edmonds.

"It was the city (Denver) that gave me my first opportunity to be in the NFL and live out my childhood dream,'' Chubb said to 9NEWS after the trade. "I'm much appreciative of everything and just looking forward to a new chapter in my life."

Later, Chubb was driving out of Broncos' headquarters when he was met by 9NEWS among TV reporters.

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"It's the business side, I understand that,'' Chubb said. "It sucks at the moment just because of the guys I'm leaving back there. The relationships I've built over the last couple years. Walking into this facility every day, it's going to be different to go into a different one but I'm excited about the new journey God has for me and my family so I'm looking forward to it." 

Reaction to the blockbuster trade has been mixed from fans and the national media. Many say the Dolphins are an improved team after the addition of Chubb, while the Broncos have lost a talented player while picking up future draft picks.

The Broncos now have a pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft after previously trading their pick to the Seattle Seahawks for quarterback Russell Wilson.

Chubb had a $12.716 million salary this year with his $7.064 million remaining transferred to the Dolphins. A contract extension with his new team is possible.

Chubb, 26, was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Broncos.

At the trade deadline in 2021, the Broncos traded pass rusher Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams.

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Credit: AP
Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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