The Denver Broncos announced their team captains for the 2022 season earlier this week and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb is among them.
Chubb is following in the footsteps of ex-Broncos captain Von Miller, who helped mentor Chubb and the team’s other younger pass rushers during his time in Denver. Chubb will now aim to follow Miller’s example.
“I learned a lot from him,” Chubb said Tuesday. “[He’s] a guy who has seen the peak of Super Bowl success and [being a] Super Bowl MVP. Even him — he was the same guy on the practice field every day. You knew what you were going to get from him.
“He was always a teammate-first guy and I feel like the things he did — inviting people to his house or giving someone the shirt off his back — he was always the prime example of how you want an older guy to treat the younger guys. I just try to follow that.”
Miller was traded to the Los Angeles Rams mid-season last year and he now plays for the Buffalo Bills, but he’ll always be a Broncos legend. Chubb’s on-field production might not ever reach Miller’s level, but he could certainly emerge as a similar leader on and off the field for Denver’s defense.