Bradley Chubb is sick of Chiefs beating the Broncos, says he feels ‘animosity’ for KC

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Peyton Manning gave a memorable speech last year at his Hall of Fame induction, and although he finished his career in Denver, seeing him in a gold jacket had to be bittersweet for Broncos fans.

After all, Manning was at quarterback the last time the Broncos defeated the Kansas City Chiefs. And to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a player has to be retired for at least five years.

So, yeah, it’s been a while since the Broncos have beaten the Chiefs, their AFC West rival. That last victory came on Sept. 17, 2015, and the Chiefs have won 13 straight games in the series.

There are kids who have never seen the Broncos beat the Chiefs. Ditto for some of the Denver players.

At least one Broncos player is vowing to do something about the one-sided rivalry.

Linebacker Bradley Chubb talked with Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla about the upcoming season. The headline: “Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is sick and tired of all the losing, especially to Kansas City.”

Chubb, who made the Pro Bowl in 2020, has faced the Chiefs six times and has 1 1/2 sacks. But the Broncos have left the field each time as the losing team.

Kiszla wrote that Chubb plans to beat the Chiefs in the 2022 season.

“It’s a Revenge Tour all year long,” Chubb said. “When you keep coming up short against a team, you get animosity for them.”

In the case of the Broncos, that’s a lot of animosity toward the Chiefs.

Because of injuries, Chubb has played in just 41 games in his first four years (out of 65 possible), but he’ll be a free agent in 2023 and aims to have a big season before then.

“When it comes to the business side of it, whatever happens at the end of the year happens,” Chubb said. “My job is to go out and help the Broncos win more games than we ever have in my five years. My job is getting as many sacks as Bradley Chubb has ever had in the NFL. That’s what Year Five is all about for me.”