Bradley Chubb overcome with emotion after Pro Bowl selection

Bradley Chubb, Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Bradley Chubb, Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Bradley Chubb overcome with emotion after Pro Bowl selection.

The Pro Bowl selection process is far too often a popularity contest or a reflection that fans react to strong play from certain players a year too late. With that being said, Bradley Chubb was a rare deserving selection who doesn’t have massive sack numbers yet got voted into the starting lineup anyway.

Chubb, the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, missed all but four games of the 2019 season with an ACL injury.

After his tremendous rookie season where he racked up 12 sacks, it was expected that Chubb and Von Miller would take a step forward together in 2019 and give the Broncos a dynamic pass rushing duo.

Unfortunately, we only got to see them work together for four games, and the Broncos somehow didn’t win any of those games.

With Miller sidelined due to an ankle injury in 2020, the pressure was on Chubb to not only come back and play well after ACL surgery, but also to carry the load when it comes to getting after the quarterback for the Broncos.

Through 14 games, Chubb has 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits (per Pro Football Reference). He’s also added 30 pressures on the quarterback and has been steadily ascending every week in terms of his play.

After all the hard work he put in to get back from the ACL injury and reach 100 percent physically, Chubb was understandably overcome with emotion when he learned that he was being selected to the Pro Bowl in 2020.

This is such an awesome, raw reaction from Chubb. Chubb is one of the young leaders on this Broncos team, and his presence off the edge is something the Broncos have desperately needed this year as they have ranked in the top 10 of the NFL in first- and second-down sacks.

Chubb’s ability to play both the run and pass and play with a rare combination of speed and power make him a nightmare to try and block consistently.

Plenty of offensive tackles have found that out the hard way as Chubb’s explosiveness has slowly but surely returned to him this season.

The future is bright for Chubb, who probably should have made the Pro Bowl his rookie season and now gets to add that to his resumé.