Denver Broncos: Top 5 storylines of the 2021 offseason

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Denver Broncos, Von Miller, Bradley Chubb
Oct 14, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) celebrates with linebacker Von Miller (58) after a sack against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Combination of Von Miller, Bradley Chubb

Von Miller has undoubtedly been the best player for the team since, well, the retirement of Peyton Manning. Before Manning, and even during Manning’s tenure, Miller still showed dominance.

Then came the leg injury of 2020, which forced Miller to miss the entire season.

The year before, 2018 first-round pick Bradley Chubb missed most of the 2019 season after tearing his ACL.

With both of the outside linebackers returning to the team in 2021, the sky can be the limit. Even though they both could be placed on snap counts to start the season, there is no doubt in my mind that they will both put in all of the effort that they have in themselves.

Both players played all 16 games during the 2018 season (Chubb’s first in the NFL). Miller recorded 14.5 sacks that year, while Chubb had 12 during his rookie year.

Another year in Vic Fangio’s system will be very beneficial for both Miller and Chubb. They are the clear-cut starters at outside linebacker, and even though they could be on snap counts, allowing Malik Reed to earn some playing time, I envision a magical year for the two former top-5 draft picks.