Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb had his season unfortunately cut short with a knee injury in 2019. He’s almost back to full health.
According to reports, Denver Broncos star pass rusher Bradley Chubb is expected to be ready for Organized Team Activities (OTAs) in April after suffering a torn ACL in the team’s week four loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chubb’s unfortunate ACL injury derailed his 2019 season prematurely and abruptly. Chubb’s health and patience are paramount for Denver’s pass rush to be excellent with Von Miller.
Having Chubb back will be a huge plus for a Denver defense that was already the best in the NFL last year in red zone touchdowns allowed.
Chubb is a strong and gifted pass rusher capable of being a game wrecking player like the Batman next to him in Miller. While the Denver defense without Chubb did all they could by making adjustments and giving a variety of other players opportunities, they need Chubb.
Creating pass rush in the NFL is paramount to changing games and getting to the quarterback. The other aspect of Chubb’s presence is how he affects the run defense.
Head coach Vic Fangio made a change to Mike Purcell on the defensive line and Alexander Johnson at linebacker. Johnson had a phenomenal 2019 season and it could be argued he was the top linebacker in the NFL in the weeks he played. The presence of Chubb back to the pass rush and run defense will make this unit much better before new additions come in via free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.
It was pleasing to see Chubb become a fan of the sideline during the season tweeting support of his teammates through ups and downs. Chubb is the consummate pro in that regard. It will be a sight for sore eyes for Chubb being back on the practice field with the Broncos again.