The Cleveland Browns may have the AFC offensive rookie of the year on their team per Colin Cowherd. Shockingly, Cowherd may be right this time.
The Cleveland Browns may have a new fan. Well, a new fan besides all world gamer Ninja. Fox Sports radio personality Colin Cowherd is known for his outrageous takes.
But this time, he made an outrageous that may actually come true. Which goes to show that if one makes enough predictions, some of them are bound to come true.
Usually, when Cowherd opens his mouth about the Browns it is for the purpose of rubbing salt on existing wounds.
He also likes to talk about how Baker Mayfield is “undraftable”. But this time Cowherd made positive statements about the Browns calling them the “most improved team” and the “most improved roster in the NFL”.
He goes on to predict that the $16 million man Nick Chubb will become the AFC offensive rookie of the year. Chubb was selected No. 35 overall. The pick was acquired from the Houston Texans for taking on the Brock Osweiler contract disaster. The Browns agreed to take on the roughly guaranteed $16 million salary in exchange for the Texans second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
It is unusual to pick a running back who is not known for his receiving skills to be the offensive rookie of the year. The NFL is such a passing league that running backs must be a receiving threat to be a three-down back. Without being a three-down back, it will be hard for Chubb to put up the numbers to be the offensive rookie of the year.
Let’s take a look at why Cowherd could be wrong. For kicks, let’s also see how he could be right.