Bradley Chubb got off to a slow start.
We had high expectations, we even said so in the preseason. We thought Chubb would be the resurgence of DeMarcus Ware and form an incredible tandem with Von Miller. We wondered as Chubb struggled in the beginning of the season, not if he was going to break-out but when.
Chubb has broken out.
The reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October, Chubb was all over Houston’s Deshaun Watson on Sunday again with a sack and three tackles for loss.
Chubb and Miller form the NFL’s best sack tandem and are on pace to post 30 sacks as a duo this season. That’s a return to the Ware days even though it doesn’t feel like the same production.
In a season full of disappointment and finger pointing, it’s comforting to know that the Denver pass rush remains a strength. We cross our fingers that Bradley Roby settles into the starting role and that Su’a Cravens can bounce back from injury to shore up the secondary. It seems there’s always defensive backs (and receivers) in the draft but a pass rush specialist is truly a gem.
The bonus of Chubb’s personality makes him every bit as formidable as Miller both as a player and as a fan favorite. Let’s hope we have years of enjoyment to take out of the dynamic duo.