Broncos Star Bradley Chubb Speaks Out Amid Trade Rumors

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The 2022 season has not gone according to plan for the Denver Broncos. They were thought of as Super Bowl contenders when they acquired Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks to fill their quarterback void. But, through seven weeks of the season, the Broncos will be lucky to even finish with a .500 record with how they have looked.

The offense has been a mess under new head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who has shown on more than one occasion that he is in over his head when it comes to this coaching job. Had the offense performed up to expectations given the talent that is on it, Denver would have at least five wins this season. Instead, they are 2-5 and riding a four-game losing streak.

A lot of people are keeping their eyes on the Broncos as potential sellers ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. Despite being 4-4 at that point last season, Denver traded away future Hall of Famer, Von Miller, to the Los Angeles Rams. Could Bradley Chubb face the same fate this season?

Chubb’s name has been floating around the rumor mill as he is in the final season of his rookie contract. After not registering a sack last season in seven games, Chubb already has 5.5 in seven games this season. He also has four tackles for loss, eight quarterback hits, one pass defended and two forced fumbles.

Should Chubb be made available, there should be plenty of interest in him. Teams can never have enough pass rushers and with some surprising playoff contenders emerging, the price they can ask for him could be higher than anticipated.

But, Chubb isn’t letting the rumors get to him. He is remaining focused on the goal at hand, which is to help the Broncos win as many games as possible.

“Yeah I heard about them but I’m just focused on trying to help my guys fight through this,” Chubb said, via Mike Klis of 9News.com. “I know it’s a business and anything can happen but all I care about right now is my guys and trying to get this thing turned around.”

Chubb and the Denver defense are doing everything they can to help the team remain competitive and in games. If the team has any chance of turning things around in 2022, it will have to be the offense that steps up and starts producing.