Bradley Chubb was voted AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Dolphins’ 30-0 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday, continuing the team’s recent winning streak of AFC accolades.
Chubb contributed to the Dolphins creating franchise history by making history by being the first player to win five AFC weekly awards in a single regular season.
Week 1 saw Chubb follow QB Tua Tagovailoa, Week 3 saw RB De’Von Achane, Week 6 saw RB Raheem Mostert, and Week 11 saw CB Jalen Ramsey.
Amazingly, despite having two games with at least 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns and two more with at least 150 yards and one score, Tyreek Hill hasn’t yet taken home the trophy this season. To be fair, Hill was defeated by teammate Tua in Week 1, but he did win October’s AFC Offensive Player of the Month award.
Defensive end Jason Taylor twice, running back Ricky Williams twice, and defensive end Adewale Ogunleye once were the Dolphins’ last five Player of the Week winners in a single season (2002).
Player of the Week awards were last given to five different Miami players in a single season in 1999. However, DE Trace Armstrong received his award following a playoff game, following regular season recognition for CB Sam Madison (twice), QB Dan Marino (twice), K Olindo Mare (twice), and PR Nate Jacquet.
CHUBB’S INVITING JET SESSION
Since entering the NFL as the fifth overall choice in the 2018 draft, Chubb has never before taken home the honour.
A team-high seven tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits were recorded by Chubb against the Jets.
With his three sacks in a game on November 28, 2021 (against Carolina, against Jaylan Phillips), Chubb became the first Dolphins player to do so. Zach Sieler recovered one of his two forced fumbles by the Jets on their opening drive of the game, while Chubb recovered the other one on his own in the fourth quarter.
A Dolphins defensive player recorded three sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in the same game for the first time since at least 2000.
Chubb recorded his second career three-sack performance and his first with two forced fumbles.