Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb sets team rookie record for sacks
Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb passes Von Miller for most sacks in team history by a rookie.
As the Denver Broncos tried and failed to make a comeback against the San Francisco 49ers, one of their star pass rushers broke a team record. Rookie linebacker Bradley Chubb passed Von Miller in sacks by a rookie in team history. Miller had 11.5 during the 2011 season.
The fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft now has 12 sacks on the season.
This marks Chubb’s ninth game with at least half a sack.
Chubb has been a great pick by the team. The Broncos had plenty of options to choose from. With quarterback being a need, it would have made sense for the Broncos to pick one that was available.
However, the selection of Chubb looks to have been a great selection. He was more of a sure thing than any quarterback could potentially be.
The fact that Chubb has Von Miller on the other side of him helps tremendously. Not only does Miller demand double teams, but Chubb also has learned a lot from the Broncos’ all-pro pass rusher.
It also helps that the Broncos hired former Cowboys and Broncos star pass rusher DeMarcus Ware as a pass rushing consultant.
Having Ware and Miller to mentor Chubb is an amazing situation for the rookie and the Broncos.
The Broncos are fighting for their playoff hopes to stay alive as they are 6-7. They need as many wins as possible to get to the postseason.
Winning the rest of their games is important. That way they control their own destiny. Their loss to the 49ers has left their fate in the hands of a number of other teams, unfortunately.
Denver is trying to win as many games as they can the rest of the season.
Because of this loss, Denver will need a lot of help from other teams if they want to play in the postseason.