When Chubb tore up his knee last October at Tennessee, it was one of those injuries – especially after seeing the replay – that just tugged at your heart.
The human body wasn’t supposed to contort the way we saw Chubb’s knee twist before falling to the turf there in Knoxville.
I’ll be honest. After watching it happen in person, part of me wondered if Chubb would ever play again, and if he did, would he resemble the same back folks were touting as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate before the season began.
While the latter is a question that still needs to be answered, there no longer seems any doubt that Chubb will be back on the field – in fact, it would seem sooner rather than later.
It’s been a long time – and this is not hyperbole – where I’ve seen an athlete show as much determination and will to overcome even the steepest of obstacles as Chubb.
He’s a different breed.
Like I said before, all we’re waiting on to complete the recovery hype is Phil Steele naming Chubb a preseason All-SEC pick.