Bradley Chubb
No. 55 – Denver Broncos
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1996-06-24) June 24, 1996 (age 24)
Marietta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Hillgrove
(Powder Springs, Georgia)
College:NC State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:60
Sacks:12.0
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Bradley Austin Chubb (born June 24, 1996) is an American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina State University.

High school career[edit | edit source]

Chubb was a hybrid linebacker-defensive end at Hillgrove High School, where he helped the Hawks advance to the Georgia 6A quarterfinals as a senior.[6] He officially committed to North Carolina State University on June 24, 2013.[7] Chubb also had offers from Duke, West Virginia, Wake Forest, East Carolina, and others.[8]

College career[edit | edit source]

As a freshman, Chubb received marginal playing time, mostly on special teams. He switched from outside linebacker to defensive end before his sophomore season and broke the starting lineup by the beginning of the season.[9]

As a junior, he continued to start and became a team leader off the field. He finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in tackles for loss.[10] During the 2016 Independence Bowl, Chubb sacked Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur, which made a favorable impression on Kyle's father Pat Shurmur, who scouted Chubb extensively in early 2018.[11]

In his senior season, Chubb, after winning a game against then-No. 12 Florida State, ran to midfield at FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium and spit on the Seminole logo in an apparent act of disrespect.[12] He later apologized for the incident. As for a cause, he alluded to a February 2017 Instagram post on which some Florida State players negatively commented.[13] On November 4, 2017, playing Clemson, Chubb took opposing quarterback Kelly Bryant's towel three times. After not eliciting a reaction after the first two, a Clemson offensive lineman held Chubb after the third time until he gave the towel back. Chubb met with officials after the incident but was not penalized.[14] A week later in a game against Boston College, Chubb recorded two and a half sacks to pass Mario Williams as the all-time sack leader in NC State Wolfpack history. In the same game, he also passed Williams to become the Wolfpack leader in tackles for loss.[15]

During his senior season at NC State, Chubb recorded ten sacks and had almost a third of his 72 total tackles go for a loss.[16] The 23 tackles for loss put him second among NCAA Division I players in 2017.[17] His postseason accolades included being named first-team All ACC, first-team All-America, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Award.[18]

College statistics[edit | edit source]

Defense
Year Team GP Tackles Loss Sacks Int FF
2014 NC State 2 4 0 0.0 0 0
2015 NC State 13 66 10.5 5.0 1 2
2016 NC State 13 56 21 10.0 0 3
2017 NC State 12 72 23 10.0 0 1
College totals 40 198 54.5 25.0 1 6

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Chubb was projected to go in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[19] Different projections have pegged him as going within the top five (as high as first to the Cleveland Browns) or to the Indianapolis Colts at the sixth pick.[20][21][22] During the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, Chubb named Von Miller and Khalil Mack as players whom he models his play after.[23]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4⅜ in 269 lb34 in9⅞ in 4.65 s 4.41 s 7.37 s 36.0 in 10 ft 1 in 24 reps

The Denver Broncos selected Chubb in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[24] Chubb was the first defensive end drafted in 2018.[25]

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16px Broncos draft Bradley Chubb 5th overall
16px Chubb receives a message from his mom and dad

On June 21, 2018, the Denver Broncos signed Chubb to a fully guaranteed four-year, $27.27 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $17.91 million.[26]

2018[edit | edit source]

Chubb entered training camp slated as a starting outside linebacker. Head coach Vance Joseph named Chubb and Von Miller the starting outside linebackers to begin the regular season. They started alongside inside linebackers Todd Davis and Brandon Marshall.[27]

He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Denver Broncos’ season-opener against the Seattle Seahawks and recorded three combined tackles and was credited with half a sack during a 27-24 victory. He made his first career sack with teammate Darian Stewart on Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson for a six-yard loss during the first quarter.[28] In Week 3, he recorded two solo tackles and made his first career solo sack on Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco during a 27-14 loss at the Baltimore Ravens.[29] On October 14, 2018, Chubb recorded five combined tackles and made a season-high three sacks on quarterback Jared Goff as the Broncos lost 23-20 against the Los Angeles Rams.[30] The following week, he made three solo tackles, two sacks, and made one forced fumble by quarterback Josh Rosen during a 45-10 win at the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.[31] For his efforts, Chubb was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October.[32] In Week 11, he collected season-high seven combined tackles and made one sack during a 23-22 win at the Los Angeles Chargers. He started in all 16 games in 2018 and recorded 60 combined tackles (41 solo), 12 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one pass deflection.[33] He received an overall grade of 68.9 from Pro Football Focus, which ranked 48th among all qualifying edge rushers in 2018.[34] He was ranked 82nd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.[35]

NFL statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year Team GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck TFL QBHits PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2018 DEN 16 16 60 41 19 12.0 14 21 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 1
Career 16 16 60 41 19 12.0 14 21 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 1

Personal life[edit | edit source]

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Brandon Chubb with the Detroit Lions in 2016

Chubb's brother, Brandon Chubb, played college football at Wake Forest, and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016.[36] Their father, Aaron, was a late-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 1989.[37] Chubb is the cousin of Nick Chubb, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs,[38] and was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the thirty-fifth overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

References[edit | edit source]

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