Cleveland Browns trade target from Denver No. 1: Bradley Chubb, EDGE
Back in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns were taking a quarterback at No. 1 and we all knew it. There was a lot of debate about who that signal-caller should be and while it ended up being Baker Mayfield, that didn’t settle every first-round debate that season.
That’s because Cleveland also owned the No. 4 overall selection and there was a huge split when discussing who should be targeted. Many wanted Denzel Ward, the electric cornerback from Ohio State whereas others wanted Bradley Chubb, the powerful pass rusher from North Carolina State.
In the end, the Browns took Ward who has become a stud and Chubb went to the Broncos with the very next pick. Chubb had 12 sacks as a rookie but since then has struggled some with health. He missed 12 games in 2019 and 10 games last season. Still, when he does play, he’s very effective and has 20.5 sacks in 41 career games.
Still, he hasn’t been the constant game-changer Denver hoped he would be and that could lead to there being an outside chance that he could be moved for the right price. If so, Cleveland should be happy to bring in Nick Chubb’s cousin — and not just for the family reunion because it would also give them an elite line with him playing across from Myles Garrett.
Of course, this all depends on what happens with Jadeveon Clowney — another oft-injured pass rusher who rehabbed his image in 2021. Cleveland wants him back but if Clowney prices himself out of town, Chubb could be a good fallback plan.