The Miami Dolphins have signed newly acquired outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, whom they obtained in a trade with the Denver Broncos ahead of the NFL Trade Deadline on Tuesday, to a brand new contract extension.
Chubb and the Dolphins have reached an agreement on a five-year, $110 million extension, and incentives can boost it to $111.25 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Chubb had one year remaining on his deal, and with the extension is now contractually tied to the Dolphins for six years and $119 million.
The deal was done over the past two days, since the Dolphins acquired Chubb, by Dolphins general manager Chris Grier and Chubb's agent Erik Burkhardt of Roc Nation Sports.
Chubb, 26, was in the final year of the rookie contract he signed in 2018, and the Dolphins were intent on working out a long-term contract with the linebacker that they surrendered a first round draft pick to acquire from Denver.
"When you do a deal like that for a player, you always would like to -- from our perspective when we do business -- we would like to have something done, and we anticipate having something finished up here shortly," Grier said, per the report.
Chubb is certainly a talented pass rusher, collecting 5.5 sacks this season and is a former Pro Bowler, but injuries have marred his career over the last three season. Chubb has missed 24 out of 49 possible games entering 2022, mostly due to a torn ACL and a bone spur in his ankle.
Grier stated that the team has done extensive research into Chubb's injury history and work ethic, and came away with no concerns.