Three expectations for Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb, who enters his third year in the NFL as one of the best backs in the league.
All Nick Chubb does is produce. The Cleveland Browns running back may not be the flashiest player to grace the NFL, and that’s just fine by a majority of fans on the north shore. They’d prefer their back go to work, destroying defenses.
That’s Chubb. He’s quiet and works hard.
Remember when the Browns went into Baltimore in Week 4 last season and punched the Ravens in the face, upsetting the eventual North champions? Chubb had 27 touches for 131 yards.
Ideally, Chubb will help the Browns and first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski manage and finish off games.
Fans saw what the future holds if Mayfield is asked to throw the ball 40-45 times per game. It’s just not his game. He’s better off throwing 24-28 times, letting Chubb punish defenses with his physicality.
Plus, it doesn’t take Paul Brown to figure out how the offense as a whole looks better when Chubb is burning the opposition. If he’s on the field and a running game is established, passing plays should, in theory, get easier for Mayfield.
He’s one of the best players in the league, yet still underrated. Here’s three expectations for Chubb in 2020.