Denver Broncos top draft pick Bradley Chubb is starting to make his presence felt on the football field. Chubb is a fearsome pass rusher. Him playing alongside Von Miller has jumpstarted his development.
One area Chubb is becoming excellent at is run defense. The Broncos best run defense combo might be Adam Gotsis and Chubb. Those two are working hand in hand and stride for stride stopping backs behind the line of scrimmage.
Of course, there’s the given of quarterback pressures. In a loss against the Los Angeles Rams, the Broncos first rounder burst onto the scene demolishing a veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth. Chubb is en route to challenging for Defensive Rookie of the Year. There are also some stats he’s close to.
- Bradley Chubb is very close to breaking a rookie sack record that’s been holding steady for 19 years. If Chubb acquires 15.0 he will move past Jevon Kearse (14.5) for most sacks by a rookie in NFL history.
- In Denver Broncos rookie history, Chubb is only three sacks away from passing Von Miller for most sacks by a rookie in Broncos history. Miller totaled 11.5 in his first season. Both he and Chubb are seeing tremendous chemistry together. It’s helping in either the running game or sacking quarterbacks.
- There are other notable challengers to Chubb for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. If Chubb wins, will be the first Broncos defender since Von Miller in 2011. Miller and Mike Corel (1991) are the only other recipients who took home the award.