Both Bradley Chubb and Nyheim Hines escaped their respective sinking ships for greener pastures today. The former NC State stars were part of a busy trade deadline in the NFL, and both are moving to teams with serious playoff aspirations.
Chubb is headed from Denver to Miami; the Dolphins had to give up a first-rounder next year to get their hands on him, but their defense has been in dire need of pass rushing. Chubb is in the midst of a strong bounce-back season, with 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles through eight games.
Nyheim Hines is on his way from Indianapolis to Buffalo to join a franchise that was already loaded. Giving Josh Allen an explosive playmaker out of the backfield feels a little unfair for the rest of the league, but I’m thrilled that Nyheim will have a great shot at reaching the Super Bowl this year. (Though Chubb’s Dolphins might have something to say about that.)