Denver Broncos rookie linebacker Bradley Chubb is having a fantastic season. He is having a better rookie season than Von Miller did.
It turns out that linebacker Bradley Chubb was, in fact, a good pick for the Denver Broncos in the 2018 NFL draft.
The linebacker added another sack to his resumé against the Bengals, giving him 10 on the year.
Chubb has performed so well, helping create havoc for opposing offenses alongside Von Miller.
His 10 sacks on the season so far rank second on the team to just Von Miller (12.5), with four more games left in the season. In comparison, through 16 regular season games, Miller accumulated 11.5 sacks during his rookie season.
He is averaging 1.2 sacks per game and needs just 1.5 to tie Miller’s rookie season. Chubb has a realistic chance at surpassing the mark next week against the San Francisco 49ers and rookie quarterback Nick Mullens.
He needs 4.5 sacks to tie the single-season sack record held for a rookie by Jevon Kearse and five sacks to tie.
Chubb is on pace to get 58 tackles on the season, which would be six less than Miller had during his rookie season.
The final stretch of games come against the 49ers (Nick Mullens), Browns (Baker Mayfield), Raiders (Derek Carr), and Chargers (Phillip Rivers).
Chubb has had some success against some really good quarterbacks. He has sacked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, Deshaun Watson of the Texans, Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs, Josh Rosen of the Cardinals (two sacks), Jared Goff of the Rams (three sacks), Joe Flacco of the Ravens, and Russell Wilson of the Seahawks.
That is potentially at least two future Hall of Fame play callers and some very good young ones.
Chubb gained 10 sacks in each of his final two seasons at NC State.
It is safe to say that Chubb was the right pick for the Denver Broncos with the fifth overall pick despite the team passing on some quarterbacks that were available.
Unless something terrible happens to Chubb before the season comes to an end, the rookie should easily eclipse Miller’s sack total as a rookie.