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The Pro Bowl Push: Bradley Chubb's rookie season to remember

With voting for the 2019 Pro Bowl underway, it’s our job to make sure Broncos fans are as well informed as possible before they do their civic NFL duty. So, to provide valuable perspective for the outstanding seasons some of the Broncos’ top players are putting forward this year, we asked their teammates why they should make the Pro Bowl. This time, we spoke to Bradley Chubb’s teammates — and one very valuable coach and mentor.

"I think he's having a stellar season, just by the way that he's playing, what he's doing. He's actually a vocal guy out there on the football field, which people don't see. ... Coming in as a rookie taking on that responsibility, saying, 'I can do it,' that's awesome. I would say for Chubb, as a rookie, you usually don't come in and get nine sacks. You don't. And he still has, what, five games left? Five games left with nine sacks. So he can get double digits as a rookie. That lets you know that he's playing his butt off and he's doing what he needs to do. As a rookie. So if a rookie comes in and does what he needs to do and leads his team [the] furthest as he can, in the playoffs or getting a playoff berth, I'd say he's well worth it." — Pass Rush Consultant and former Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware

"Chubb is like one of those guys, he’s just way past his years. I told Chubb today, I’m grateful and appreciative to be to be able to play with a top-five pick like that. He’s definitely come in and he’s definitely living up to the hype. He’s definitively more than advertised and it’s a true blessing to play with a guy like that. ... Chubb is as advertised, if not more. He’s 270 pounds, he can drop back into coverage and he can play the run. He’s a monster when it comes to rushing the passer. He does it on the right side, versus the best offensive lineman every week. Chubb is as advertised and I’m truly blessed and grateful to be able to play with a guy like that." — outside linebacker Von Miller [Nov. 21]

"Eh, he's doing all right. [laugh] No, he's doing really well. The crazy thing about what he's doing is, I've seen so many times where he doesn't get home, where he just flat out beats the guy, which would be another sack for him but the quarterback gets the ball out quickly or something like that. He's really talented, man. A tough, physical, smart player and really can just get after the passer." — inside linebacker Todd Davis

"Dude is a straight dog, and he's a technician at his position. He's a student of the position, as well. He has one of the best pass rushers in the game and that will be a Hall of Famer in Von Miller on the other side of him, and I'm pretty sure that he and Von do a lot of sit-down film study. And I see him all the time, whenever Mr. Ware is here, he's over there helping Bradley with just small stuff that I don't understand sometimes, but it applies to his position. And when he's not in [a play], he's just practicing and practicing and practicing different stuff that he can do. I think that's why he's having the year that he's having, because he's such a student of the position and willing to learn and continue to grow as a player." — wide receiver Courtland Sutton

"I mean, you don't see any other rookie doing it. You don't see anybody else sacrificing like Bradley does. Granted, he does have a great mentor in Von Miller, who one of these days is going to be in the Hall of Fame, but Bradley puts in the work. He puts in the work every day. He's mean, he's gritty, he's smart and he deserves it. He wasn't picked [with] the fifth pick of the draft this year for no reason. He deserves it, and I definitely hope people take notice of that and that he gets in." — running back Phillip Lindsay

To vote for Bradley Chubb and the rest of your favorite Broncos, click here. You can also vote on Twitter by Tweeting #ProBowlVote with either the player's first and last name (#ProBowlVote Bradley Chubb), their Twitter handle (#ProBowlVote @astronaut) or their full name as a hashtag (#ProBowlVote #BradleyChubb).

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