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[TEST] Von Miller: If Bradley Chubb continues to play at same level, 'Defensive Rookie of the Year is in the bag for him'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With the way Bradley Chubb has played over the two months of the season, it's easy to forget he's only played eight games.

He may have won the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month award, but he's still a young player.

In Von Miller's eyes, he's really, really young.

"Honestly, you know how you see one of these toddlers and they're maybe like 3 years old, but they act like grown men," Miller said Thursday. "They talk like grown men and they have these extreme personalities and they're leaders — even at 3 years old.

"That's the same thing with Bradley Chubb."

Hold on. Quick sidebar.

Who, exactly, is Von Miller following on Instagram?

"You've never seen one of those toddlers?" Miller said, laughing. "You've got to get on Instagram. They've got all types of stuff on there."

Back to Chubb, who has had a more impressive start to the season than any of those toddlers.

(We think.)

"He's a kid and he's a baby and whatever you want to call him," Miller said, "but the guy was a leader, the guy was a captain at NC State and he's definitely brought the same leadership qualities here to the Broncos."

Miller said Chubb isn't yet able to "speak to you in the same [football] language," but he's been able to comprehend it all.

"He's definitely a quick learner, fast learner, mature beyond his age," Miller said. "I just think back to the Von I was in 2011. I was totally different than what Bradley Chubb is for us today. I'm extremely excited about where he's at with his career and the hot start that he's had in his career."