Things are already bad the Denver Broncos this season, and now things have gotten worse, as outside linebacker Bradley Chubb is going to miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL. At 0-4, Chubs was one of the teams’ better players. The news of this injury was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Broncos’ OLB Bradley Chubb tore his ACL and is out for the year, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2019
Bradley Chubb Tears ACL
Chubb was not playing up to his potential. However, he was still one of the more capable defenders on the Broncos.
In 223 snaps this season he had only generated nine pressures and one sack. He had also only registered 17 tackles and had missed five tackles.
All of that is down from the production Chubb put up a season ago. However, he paired with Von Miller is always a dangerous pass-rushing duo.
In a season that’s all but lost for this point in Denver, the development of young players was on part that fans could still look forward to.
Denver is middle of the pack in points allowed per game sitting at 23.3. Expect that number to drop.
Who Steps Up?
It’s hard to know what to expect out of either of those guys. Hollins has only played 100 snaps total, with 42 of those coming on defense, while Reed has only played 24 snaps defensively.
It would be a very welcome sight for Denver if either of those players ended up being something. However, neither of them are viewed as nearly the asset or talent that Chubb is.