Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb to be on snap count to start season
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said on Tuesday that OLB Bradley Chubb won’t be full-go to start the 2020 season.
You hate to see it, but the season-ending injury Denver Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb suffered at the beginning of the season appears to continue to be a problem for the pass rusher.
Chubb started dealing with pain in his knee during a scrimmage at Empower Field at Mile High recently and head coach Vic Fangio is hopeful that he will be okay to play in the team’s week one game against the Tennessee Titans.
However, Chubb won’t be 100 percent and could see a limited snap count, not only for week one but possibly for a number of weeks until he feels good enough to go all-out.
It’s a good approach by the Broncos. There is nothing worse than rushing a player back from a serious injury, especially after the player started to have discomfort in the injured body part.
The Broncos have a quality backup in Jeremiah Attaochu who had a very productive year for the Broncos as Chubb’s replacement after Chubb went down in week five. Attaochu played in 12 games in Chubb’s absence and recorded 21 tackles, five tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 5 quarterback hits.
It will be good for Chubb to return even on a snap count to start the season. Getting his feet wet (figuratively, of course) will be important in his return to form. The Broncos really missed him after his torn ACL.
This is where depth will come in handy. Along with Attaochu, the Broncos also have Malik Reed who could have a significant role in the defense this year. Also at outside linebacker are Malik Carney and Derrek Tuszka. Justin Hollins was originally an outside linebacker but was moved inside due to the injuries to Todd Davis and rookie Justin Strnad.