Denver Broncos star Von Miller has taken rookie Bradley Chubb under his wing this year and has nothing but praise for the first-round pick.
When the Broncos took Chubb with the fifth pick, they felt he was the most gifted pass rusher on the board, and so far he has lived up to those expectations. He already has ten sacks and has helped take some of the pressure off of Miller.
“You see one of these toddlers on Instagram and they’re like 3 years old, but they’re doing things like grown men,” Miller said via ESPN. “… That’s the same thing with Bradley Chubb. He’s a kid and he’s a baby and whatever you want to call him … but when I talk to him, I don’t feel like I’m talking to a rookie.”
When Miller came into the league in 2011, he wreaked havoc, but he thinks Chubb is way beyond where he was as a rookie.
“That’s exactly what I see,” Miller said. “When I think of the Von I was, as a player and a person, in 2011, and I look at him, it’s so different. Bradley is so much beyond that in how he goes about things.”
The Broncos have a tough road ahead to try and get a playoff berth, but there are still some individual milestones that Chubb can reach. Chubb only needs 1.5 sacks over the last four games to break Miller’s rookie record. Chubb could also make a run at the NFL record of sacks by a rookie set by Jevon Kearse in 1999.