The Denver Broncos have missed the NFL playoffs in each of the last five seasons. Needless to say, things need to change if they want to reverse their fortunes in 2021. One player who'll play a key role in any potential success the Broncos experience in the upcoming season is outside linebacker Bradley Chubb.
However, some Denver fans were concerned about his status as he was sidelined for most of the offseason workouts after undergoing ankle surgery in May.
Fortunately, the 25-year-old's latest injury update is a great one. Chubb participated in team practice for the first time this offseason on Monday. While his participation may have been limited, that hasn't stopped Chubb from feeling like he'll be good to go ahead for the start of the 2021 NFL season.
Bradley Chubb Injury Update
When asked about his ankle injury, Chubb told reporters that "going to be ready for September — 100 percent" and that he feels like the surgery has given him a fresh start. Considering the rut that Denver has been in over the last five years, that's the type of optimism that can help turn the team around.
After dealing with a season-ending ACL injury in 2019, Chubb rebounded in style last year. He finished his fourth NFL campaign with 42 total tackles, 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Now that his ACL and ankle issues seem to be a thing of the past, Chubb is poised for another solid season.
In fact, he has +4500 odds (T-11th) to be named 2021 Defensive Player of the Year, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Broncos OLB Von Miller also appears to be fully healed from a season-ending ankle injury, which means that Denver's defense should be even more efficient as long as he and Chubb remain healthy.
The Broncos currently have +4400 odds to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which puts them in a tie for the 18th-ranked odds in the NFL.
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