5 Grossly overpaid Miami Dolphins heading into 2023

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 8: Bradley Chubb #2 of the Miami Dolphins rushes the quarterback during an NFL football game against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

Bradley Chubb may be going to the Pro Bowl this year but he was far from a Pro Bowler as a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Chubb’s arrival in Miami via trade was a big deal but he didn’t bring with him, at least on the surface, the talent associated with a massive contract that exceeded $100 million. Many fans wondered why the Dolphins didn’t make the move to trade for Roquan Smith who would have been a bigger upgrade at linebacker and did turn in a Pro Bowl performanc in Baltimore.

Chubb will account for an incredible $22.1 million of the cap space in 2023. He is second on the team behind Tyreek Hill who will count $31 million. Hill earned his check with the Dolphins.

Miami obviously won’t release Chubb and nor should they. Chubb could see his career tick upwards and his production explode in 2023 with a familiar face calling the defense.

Vic Fangio coached Chubb in Denver and Fangio should be able to bring out the best of Chubb who had his best seasons under Fangio making the Pro Bowl in 2020. Chubb’s biggest problem is staying healthy. He has missed a considerable amount of time over his career and that needs to change.

Unfortunately, Chris Grier has a bad habit of signing injury prone players and hoping they can will heal in Miami. Chubb needs to prove that or his contract will just be wasting more of Ross’ money.