The Denver Broncos have already made the big trade of the day, by shipping off Bradley Chubb and a 2025 fifth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a first-round pick, a fourth-round pick, and running back Chase Edmonds, but they’re not done yet.

Soon after the Bradley Chubb trade, Ian Rapoport reported that the Denver Broncos would be moving a 2024 fourth-round pick, in exchange for New York Jets’ rotational pass-rusher Jacob Martin and a 2024 fifth-round pick.

Ultimately, as that move practically cancels out the fourth-round pick Denver gained from Miami and the fifth-round pick they sacrificed to Miami, the Broncos gained a first-round pick, Edmonds and Martin, in exchange for Bradley Chubb.

That’s a pretty remarkable haul for a player who has been made ineffective by injury for nearly half of his career, and has only 10 games remaining on their current contract.

Focusing back on the Martin deal, the Denver Broncos are effectively moving down just one round on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft, in exchange for some nice pass-rush depth, which they suddenly need.

Baron Browning is set to miss several weeks with a hip injury, Randy Gregory remains on injured reserve, and special teams ace Aaron Patrick is done for the season. Jacob Martin can come in and instantly help the Denver Broncos’ pass rush.

Now, it’s highly unlikely that Martin produces like Chubb, Gregory, or Browning, but he is just one season removed from being a starting pass-rusher. He should at least provide the Broncos with a warm body, who won’t leave their pass-rush anemic, and was acquired on the cheap.

Last season, while starting for the miserable Houston Texans, Martin tallied 38 pressures and four sacks, while earning a pass-rush win rate of 13.3%, per Pro Football Focus.

This season, Martin hasn’t played the same portion of snaps he played as a starter, but has still managed to be pretty productive. So far, Martin has recorded 15 pressures, 1.5 sacks, and has earned a pass-rush win rate of 15.9%, ranking 44th among edge-defenders with at least 50 pass-rushing attempts this season.

Funny enough that pass-rush win rate actually surpasses what Chubb’s managed this season.

Through eight weeks, Chubb boasted a pass-rush win rate of just 13.7%, tied for the rank of 63rd.

Now, you shouldn’t look at only one metric for pass-rush analysis. That number isn’t taking into account how frequently Chubb has eaten up double-teams this season. Nonetheless, it’s a promising sign for the Denver Broncos’ ability to pressure the pocket still.