Chubb recorded three tackles and was credited with 0.5 sacks during Sunday's 27-24 win over Seattle.
Chubb and safety Darian Stewart collapsed on Russell Wilson during the Seahawks' first drive, getting the rookie on the board early. It wasn't a perfect debut for Chubb -- he set the edge well on multiple occasions, but was caught out of position once or twice in coverage. After the game, Von Miller, who finished the game with three sacks and two forced fumbles, credited Chubb, Derek Wolfe and others for helping free him up. If Chubb keeps posing a threat, that should open things up for Denver's other rushers.
This coincides with reports that Chubb was very impressive in what has been a seamless transition to linebacker, as he has been impressive in coverage on top of his already-stout abilities against the run and pass. While it's still early on in training camp, Chubb looks to be on track to play a large role for a Denver defense that is looking to bounce back after giving up an uncharacteristically high number of points to opponents last season.
Chubb already looks like a draft-day steal, Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver reports.
Calling a top-five pick a "steal" is bound to prompt some eye rolls, but few teams -- including the Broncos -- expected Chubb to fall out of the top four. Teams and commentators knew that Chubb would be stout against the run and a sound pass rusher, but early reports also indicate that the rookie is adapting to life at linebacker better than some might have thought. He reportedly nearly picked off starter Case Keenum on Day 1 of training camp and has generally been strong in coverage. If he's able to truly settle in when asked to drop into coverage, then he'll join teammate Von Miller as a triple-threat to fill up the stat sheet during the season.
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
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|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|