Denver Broncos: FA pass rushers to consider after Bradley Chubb injury

Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos EDGE Bradley Chubb. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Bradley Chubb will get surgery on his injured ankle, and his timetable to return is currently unknown but could be a long time.

Just when we thought everything was going right for the Denver Broncos, the team gets hit with some horrible injury news.

Josey Jewell is already out for the year with a torn pec, and both Ronald Darby and Jerry Jeudy are on injured reserve.

Now, Bradley Chubb is set to undergo surgery on his injured ankle.

Many of us in Broncos Country thought that Chubb was rushed back from this injury, and many said he should have been held out until the team plays the Ravens, seeing as the first three games are against bad teams.

However, the staff thought Chubb was good to go against Jacksonville, but it appears that was not the case.

Now, in a crucial fourth year for Chubb, he is set to be placed on IR as he gets and recovers from this surgery.

This is a huge blow for a team that is already missing Ronald Darby for another few weeks and now without Josey Jewell for the rest of the season.

Fortunately, the Denver Broncos have quite a bit of depth at several key positions, so the pass rush specifically should still be competent.

Von Miller looks like his old self again, racking up another sack against the Jags, bringing his season total to 3.0.

With Bradley Chubb out of the lineup, Von Miller once again becomes the focal point of the defense, and now the offense will look to neutralize Miller from the game.

The likes of Malik Reed and Jonathon Cooper still make for a solid rotation, however, if Chubb is set to miss extended time, the team should think about some available free agents to help solidify the pass rush as the team heads into some tougher games.