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Denver Broncos expecting ‘big jump’ from Bradley Chubb next season

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Denver Broncos defensive lineman Bradley Chubb had a spectacular rookie campaign this past season, racking up 60 tackles, 12 sacks, a couple of forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

However, the Broncos are expecting even bigger things from Chubb in his second year, with Denver president John Elway and head coach Vic Fangio going as far to say that we will see a “big jump” from Chubb in 2019.

“Overall, that’s what you want to see,” Elway said when asked about if he thinks Chubb will improve next season, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “Even though he played very well his first year, you see a big jump in confidence as well as how they play going into their second year. Especially with the type of guy he is with how much football means to him and how great he wants to be, I’m sure we’ll see a big jump from him, too.”

Fangio, who is entering his first year as Broncos head coach, echoed Elway’s sentiments.

“For him to make a big jump and improve from Year 1 to Year 2,” Fangio said when asked about his expectations for the 22-year-old. “I think he’s very capable of that. He’s got versatility. He could play outside backer like everybody knows in the nickel. He’s a guy you can sink down inside and play some as a D-lineman. I’m anxious to work with him and see how versatile he might be.”

Chubb, who played his collegiate football at North Carolina State, was originally selected by Denver with the fifth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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