Should Cleveland Browns kick Chris Hubbard to right guard?
The Cleveland Browns still have a huge hole to fill at right guard. Should they move Chris Hubbard there?
The Cleveland Browns signed Chris Hubbard’s replacement at right tackle on Monday in former Tennessee Titan Jack Conklin. With Hubbard still on the roster as of right now, should they give him a chance to compete at right guard?
Hubbard was supposed to be the right tackle for a long time in signing a five-year, $37.5 million contract in 2018 with GM John Dorsey. His play at right tackle last season left for more to be desired, thus GM Andrew Berry’s big splash in free agency on Monday.
One theory on Hubbard is to straight out cut him, saving roughly five million dollars in cap space.
But with the Browns still expected to use the 10th overall pick on a left tackle, it makes sense for them to try to find an answer at right guard from within the organization. With Wyatt Teller and Drew Forbes already on the roster and expected to compete for that opening, why not throw Hubbard’s hat into the ring?
With Hubbard’s veteran experience in being a six-year professional, moving to guard could be a natural transition for him. And who knows, maybe he benefits from having a solid center to his left and a solid tackle to his right. This could be a spot where he thrives in, much like how former tackle Ereck Flowers did with the Washington Redskins last season after he was moved inside.
There could be an opportunity for Hubbard to still be on this roster come opening day next season. It just wont be at his usual right tackle spot.