Cleveland Browns: 3 expectations for Nick Chubb

Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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A dozen TDs

Chubb’s been pretty steady when it comes to the Red Zone, as he’s scored eight touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.

Even in the clunky, uneven Kitchens era, when the head coach was dead-set on leaving Mayfield in an empty backfield three yards from the end zone, Chubb still managed to score eight times.

We’ve yet to see Stefanski on the field, but just based off what we’ve heard, it seems  unlikely that he’ll be replicating Kitchens’ play calling.

That favors Chubb and the Browns rushing attack.

If you read what’s expected of Baker Mayfield in 2020, you shouldn’t look for the third-year veteran to turn into Patrick Mahomes. That’s OK, Mayfield doesn’t need to be the Chiefs’ great. Rather, Baker needs to be the player he was as a rookie. If he’s protecting the ball and throwing around 25 touchdowns, then the Browns will be fine.


Because Chubb and Kareem Hunt will be cashing in touchdowns down inside the 5-yard-line.

Now, I’d like to get crazy and predict Chubb will break Jim Brown’s record of 17 rushing touchdowns in a season (He did it in 1965 and 1958), but even I’ll rein it in a little.

If Chubb can get eight for Kitchens, he should easily score 12 touchdowns in 2020.