Watch out! Nick Chubb continues climb up ladder of best RBs in Browns history

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BEREA, OHIO – JULY 28: Running back Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns watches during the first day of Cleveland Browns Training Camp on July 28, 2021 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Nick Chubb just signed a new extension with the Cleveland Browns and despite his young age, he’s already climbing the team’s record books

A lot can happen during a cross country flight and I had that experience recently as I learned, after landing back in good old Ohio the other day from Seattle, Washington that Nick Chubb, the Cleveland Browns dynamic running back had agreed to a three-year contract extension paying him $36 million. What a pleasant surprise, as I believe we are witnessing one of the best running backs to play for the Browns in their history.

I’ve read a lot about the immediate impact this means for the Browns in keeping Chubb in Cleveland for the next several years and that’s all excellent news. What I’m even more excited to witness though for Chubb, is just how far up the ladder, of previous Cleveland Browns running backs in their franchise history, can he climb past.

From all accounts, Chubb is a rather reserved individual who does his talking on the field. He doesn’t always get the spotlight on a Browns team filled with stars, most notably quarterback Baker Mayfield, and wide receiver star Odell Beckham Jr.

But Chubb doesn’t seem to be bothered by any of that extra fame. Rather he’s always about the grind, the hard work, and sweat that a football player destined for greatness exudes. Almost quietly, Chubb has become a fan favorite and now with him signing his new contract keeping him here with the hard-working people of Northeastern Ohio, his folktale aura will grow.

Maybe because of his temperament, many fans, and even analysts of the team, have somewhat overlooked what Chubb has accomplished so far wearing the orange and brown. That’s probably fine with Chubb too but when you do start checking out the actual numbers you will be in for a big surprise.

Not only is Chubb a good running back but he’s now entering an era in his career where he could very easily blow away previous great Brown’s running backs accomplishments and be left alone at the top part of the leader board with only, the greatest of them all, a one Jim Brown, holding that top spot.