Broncos' Chubb out for season with torn ACL

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, scrambles under pressure from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, scrambles under pressure from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb, the fifth overall pick in last year's NFL draft, has a torn ACL and is done for the season.

Chubb was injured in the Broncos' 26-24 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday although he finished the game and forced a fumble on the last series. The ball bounced right back to quarterback Gardner Minshew, who then drove the Jaguars for the game-winning field goal as time expired.

Chubb had 12½ sacks last season and one on Sunday. In the locker room afterward, Chubb said his knee was fine. Coach Vic Fangio said Chubb awoke Monday in pain and went for an MRI and was surprised at the seriousness of his injury.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

The Broncos' 0-4 start matches their worst in their history. They face the AFC West rival Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

___

More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

What to Read Next