Bradley Chubb keeping pace with Jevon Kearse’s rookie sack record

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You don’t have to tell Broncos rookie pass rusher Bradley Chubb that he’s keeping pace with the NFL’s rookie sack record. He knows.

Former Titan Jevon Kearse set the rookie record with 14.5 sacks in 1999, and Chubb, who has eight sacks through nine games this season, said he’s well aware of that record and his own sack pace.

“For sure, I’ve definitely looked at it. I definitely know the number,” Chubb told the Denver Post. “I’ve definitely got it written up somewhere. But my main focus is just doing what the team needs. And if it happens, it happens.”

Chubb had just 1.5 sacks in his first five games, but he’s been pouring it on recently, with 6.5 sacks in his last four games.

“It’s just being comfortable, just understanding the reason they drafted me was to play football and to rush the passer and stuff,” Chubb said. “At first, I was not really seeing the big-picture things. I was doing this, I’m doing that. Now I feel like I’m finally focused in, locked in, and know my role for this team. And I’m just trying to execute it 100 percent.”

With a strong final seven games, Chubb could get his name in the record book.

23 responses to “Bradley Chubb keeping pace with Jevon Kearse’s rookie sack record

  1. Aldon Smith had 14 sacks his rookie year. 20 sacks his 2nd year. The best pass rusher of this generation. His off the field problems set him back.

  2. Another thing we need to be honest about, if Chubb breaks the record what does it really mean? Will he have faced literally 4 or 5 times as many drop pack passing plays that a 1999 Kearse faced? Almost assuredly.

  3. Minnesota blizzard has a very valid point but it’s not Chubbs fault th.g gar they keep changing the rules. I wish that they would have many if the rules alone but it’s what we have. Too many rule changes favoring the offense and the quarterback. I did think Chubb was going to be difference maker though.

  4. “…Chubb, who has eight sacks through nine games this season, said he’s well aware of that record and his own sack pace.“

    Gold star for Elway. Eight sacks means Chubb has directly impacted eight plays the entire year. Nice #5 draft pick when you had 3 first-round QBs on the board.

    A quarterback directly impacts 30+ plays a game or 270 plays through the same nine games.

    Elway thinks he’s the smartest man in the room. Unfortunately he has no idea that he’s in the wrong room.

  5. How many times did he sack Mahomes in 2 games this year?

    He and Miller split 1 sack in 79 drop back pass attempts. Looks like I was worrying about nothing this past summer. Playing Denver anymore, is like a walk in the park.

  6. They desperately need a QB, but nice pick donkey John! You won’t win anything, but nice pick. Basement dwellers.

  7. Minnesota Blizzard is half right. While Chubb’s does benefit from a more passing league its not like QB’S are taking 7 step drops. Its hard to sack a QB with all of these college offense’s that emphasizes quick reads and three step drops.

  8. How many times did he sack Mahomes in 2 games Playing Denver anymore, is like a walk in the park.
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    Yeah, kinda like playing the Chiefs at Arrowhead in the playoffs.

  9. broncovino says:
    November 9, 2018 at 8:54

    Gold star for Elway. Eight sacks means Chubb has directly impacted eight plays the entire year. Nice #5 draft pick when you had 3 first-round QBs on the board.
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    If you think right sacks means he impacted eight plays you can’t be much more than eight years old. Whether or not elway should have broken the back for case keenum is a different question entirely, but there’s a very good chance chubb has the best career of anyone in this draft class.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    November 9, 2018 at 8:50 pm
    Too bad he can’t set the edge

    i am not impressed
    +++
    Yet if he was on the Pats, you’d be singing the praises of Bill.

  11. All you pats fans can hate on the Broncos all you want but once 12 retires you will all be brought back to reality. You have been spoiled the last 18 years and the fan base sure acts like a bunch of spoiled rich kids.

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