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Von Miller on Bradley Chubb: ‘He reminds me of myself’

Considering Von Miller is one the league’s best defenders, that is pretty high praise for Bradley Chubb.

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Few people were more excited when the Denver Broncos drafted Bradley Chubb fifth overall in the 2018 NFL Draft than one Von Miller. His reaction to the pick took social media by storm, so its safe to say Miller was a fan of Chubb from the start.

Not much has changed as Miller has gotten to know Chubb personally. In fact, Miller is seeing a lot of himself in the rookie edge rusher.

“He’s great,” Miller said of Chubb. “He reminds me of myself. He texts me late at night. Texts me at 3 o’clock in the morning. I’m up (laughing). I’m all for it. It’s good, it’s some of the same stuff I saw—it’s some of the same stuff that I was doing with DeMarcus [Ware]. So, it’s cool. It’s cool to pay it forward and tell him some of the same stuff that DeMarcus told me and Elvis [Dumervil] told me. It’s cool.”

It’s a role that Von Miller is cherishing. He is still in the prime of his career, yet able to mentor a young extremely talented player that he was just a few short years ago.

If you were wondering why they were both up at 3 a.m. it was the weekend. As for the conversation, Von was just trying to give Chubb his perspective on OTA’s and what he thinks is important.

“It was the weekend (laughing),” Miller said of being awake that early, “We were just talking about OTAs and what to expect, what stuff matters and what stuff doesn’t matter. To me, stuff that might matter to the other person really don’t matter to me. So, I’ll just give them my point of view and just talking. Just doing more talking than what you probably would in the locker room.”

Think of how special this situation is for Chubb. He gets to learn from a guy who will go down in NFL history with his name being synonymous with Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas. That’s huge.

The better these two communicate and work together, the worse life is going to get for opposing quarterbacks this year. And we’re just talking about OTA’s...