The NY Jets could be looking to make a major splash at the trade deadline in the former of Denver Broncos star pass rusher Bradley Chubb. At least that was the report from Peter King earlier on Monday.
King reported that both the Jets and Miami Dolphins were interested in trading for Chubb at the likely cost of "at least a first-round pick." Another caveat of the trade, however, would be an extension for Chubb from his new team.
That said, this rumor might not be completely accurate. ESPN's Rich Cimini later disputed the report, insisting that the Jets have "no interest" in Chubb. They believe he's a great player, but they're defensive line is "stacked."
SNY's Connor Hughes also reiterated that he wouldn't expect the Jets to seriously consider trading for Chubb. It seems more likely that the Jets aren't in the market to add a star pass rusher — which makes sense.
Don't expect the NY Jets to trade for Bradley Chubb
Chubb is an excellent young player with a Pro Bowl under his belt at age 26. The former top-five pick has recorded 5.5 sacks in eight games this season and has put together arguably the best year of his NFL career to this point.
He's a great player, but it wouldn't make a ton of sense for the Jets to go after him, especially given the assets the team would have to sacrifice.
On top of having to send at least a first-round pick to the Broncos, the Jets would also have to pay Chubb top dollar on his new extension. All of this while the defensive line is already the strength of this Jets roster.
If they were to fork over major assets like this, it would make sense for the Jets to target a more significant position of need such as an offensive lineman or, dare I say, a quarterback.
With the NFL trade deadline approaching rapidly, King's report reads more as the Broncos trying to drum up interest than anything else. Chubb just doesn't make a ton of sense for the Jets.
Bradley Chubb is a great young pass rusher, but don't expect the Jets to be in this market.