Bradley Chubb signs four-year contract with Broncos

Denver Broncos first-round pick Bradley Chubb has signed his rookie contract worth around $27 million.

The NC State alum, drafted fifth overall, becomes the highest player taken in the 2018 NFL Draft to sign their rookie contract, with Mike Klis reporting that the deal would include a $17.9m signing bonus, a very nice present ahead of Chubb’s 22nd birthday on Sunday.

The stud defensive end/outside linebacker becomes the Broncos’ best-paid rookie with his deal eclipsing the $21m deal signed by Von Miller in 2011 after he was drafted second overall.

The deal also reportedly includes a fifth-year team option.

With Shane Ray recovering from wrist surgery and doubtful to be ready for week one against Seattle on September 9, the Broncos will hope Chubb can make an immediate impact opposite Miller.

Running back Royce Freeman, selected in the third round out of Oregon, is the last unsigned Broncos rookie.

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