Broncos Justin Simmons, Bradley Chubb named to Pro Bowl
There won’t be a Pro Bowl this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the NFL still announced the AFC and NFC teams Monday night and Broncos safety Justin Simmons and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb were among the selections.
It is the first Pro Bowl honor for both players.
Simmons enters the final two games third on the Broncos in tackles (96) and first in interceptions (four). A free agent in March, Simmons is playing this year on the franchise tag.
Chubb leads the Broncos with 7 1/2 sacks to go with 42 tackles.
A third-round pick (No. 98 overall) by the Broncos in 2016, Simmons played every defensive snap in 2018-19 and all 962 plays this year through 13 games. He became a full-time starter in 2017 and has career totals of 15 interceptions and 269 tackles in 72 games.
Simmons joins T.J. Ward (2015) and Darian Stewart (2016) as recent Broncos safeties to be named to the Pro Bowl.
Chubb, a first-round pick (No. 5 overall) in 2018, had 12 sacks as a rookie, but missed all but four games of ’19 with a torn ACL.
Healthy this year, Chubb has played in all 14 games and leads the Broncos with 27 pass-rush disruptions (sacks/knockdowns/pressures).
The Broncos have been represented regularly at the Pro Bowl by outside linebackers, including Von Miller (2011-12 and 14-19), Elvis Dumervil (2009) in the last decade-plus.
This story will be updated.