Will we see a Khalil Mack-type performance from Denver Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb? He’s apparently preparing for it in the Vic Fangio and Ed Dontell defense.
We all know that outside linebacker Bradley Chubb had a fantastic rookie season for the Denver Broncos in 2018. He finished with sixty tackles and twelve sacks.
The scary thing is that Chubb is just getting started and he can be even better. Chubb could be the Denver Broncos version of Chicago Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack.
The Bears moved Mack around a lot in his first season with the team and only season under then-Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
Denver is supposedly putting Chubb in position to emulate Mack’s production. That is a very smart move.
In Mack’s only season under Fangio, he was unstoppable. He recorded 12.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. Teams had to know where he was at all times or else it would end up being very bad for the offenses. Even still, it ended up being very bad.
Interesting tidbit: Chubb and Mack both have the same 40-yard dash time of 4.65-seconds. A lot of their success comes from that speed. It also comes from their strength.
Chubb recorded 24 reps on the bench press and Mack recorded 23 back before they were drafted.
A difference between the two is their size: Mack is at 252 lbs while Chubb is at 269 lbs. That difference has the ability to chance the speed of a player, but Chubb will end up being the appropriate size for what Fangio wants him to do in the new defensive role.
If Chubb is able to provide the Denver Broncos with the type of success Mack had under Vic Fangio, one has to wonder how Von Miller would perform in the defense.
All I’ve got to say is that what the NFL and its teams are about to witness could be something absolutely shockingly great. It is actually pretty scary for other teams.