While the Raiders added Chandler Jones to their defense, they were not the only team to make moves. Here is how the teams pass rushers stack up.
The Las Vegas Raiders made a huge move for their defense this offseason, bringing in Chandler Jones to team with Maxx Crosby coming off the edge. Other teams have added elite talent to their pass rush as well, and here, we rank where each team stands in terms of their duos.
Here, we rank the pass rush duos in the AFC West heading into the 2022 NFL season.
Raiders: Ranking the pass rush duos in the AFC West
Not so long ago, this group was headlined by a future Hall of Famer in Von Miller. However, after a mid-season trade to the Rams, he has since made his way to the Buffalo Bills. For the Broncos, the pass rush group is experiencing somewhat of a youth movement. Still here however is a former top-five pick, Bradley Chubb.
After a dominant rookie campaign where he registered twelve sacks, he has cooled off a bit. Much of this, is due to injuries as he has not played a full season in any of the last three seasons. The worst season thus far was in 2021 when he had no sacks in seven games and a PFF grade of 45.
The new addition to this group is former Cowboy Randy Gregory. Signed to a five-year, $70,000,000 contract, they were able to lure him away from Dallas despite offering him the same contract. In 2021, Gregory had solid production when on the field as he recorded six sacks in twelve games. For a variety of reasons, Gregory has never played a full season.
For Denver, a lot will be riding on the availability of both Chubb and Gregory. When on the field they should be a solid duo if both can take a few steps forward in 2022.