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Broncos’ GM George Paton to decide on Bradley Chubb’s fifth-year option after draft

It is unlikely the Denver Broncos skip out on Bradley Chubb’s fifth-year option, but they will wait until they get through the 2021 NFL Draft to make that decision.

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The Denver Broncos have a decision to make on edge rusher Bradley Chubb this offseason. They have until May 3rd to exercise Chubb’s fifth-year option or he’ll become an unrestricted free agent in 2022. New Broncos’ General Manager George Paton was asked about that process and Paton sounded like he is in no hurry to make a decision right now.

“It’s only March,” Paton said. “We’ll get into that. We’re in draft meetings now. We just finished free agent meetings. We have free agency coming up in a week or so and then the draft. We’ll have those discussions after the draft. Bradley is a kid that we obviously want to be here long term.”

Denver would be crazy not to pick up Chubb’s fifth-year option, but it is one of those things we’ll need to monitor leading up to and right after the 2021 NFL Draft. According to OverTheCap, Chubb’s option will net a very healthy bonus due to his recent Pro Bowl nod. He would pull in an estimated $13.4 million in his final year and his fourth year salary would immediately become fully guaranteed as well.

We should expect to see Chubb here in Denver at least through 2022.

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