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

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Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Leroy Kelly (44) runs through a hole in the defense during the AFC Divisional Playoff, a 20-3 loss to the Baltimore Colts on December 26, 1971, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Tim Culek/Getty Images) /

The leader board

The leader board of Browns top running backs is obviously lead by Jim Brown who totaled 12,312 yards in 9 seasons and 118 games in the regular season with the Browns. The far distant second place member is Leroy Kelly who played with Brown for a couple of seasons before taking over the main running duties when Jim Brown retired in 1966. He finished with 7,274 yards rushing over 136 games in the regular season.

Chubb is now running in 7th place, with 3,557 yards rushing as he bolted by Earnest Byner, the Browns talented running back from 1984-1995. Byner had 3,364 yards rushing with the Browns. Byner gained that yardage with 862 carries while Chubb has only carried the ball 680 times.

Between Kelly and Chubb, stand Browns greats Mike and Greg Pruitt, Kevin Mack, and Marion Motley. All of these runners played extensively with the Browns in their careers and in more than 99 games each. Kelly played in 136 games in his Browns’ career.

When you recognize this important tidbit and then look and see that Chubb has accomplished his rushing yards total of 44 games then you’re eyes might get bigger all of sudden and you might shout out a “wow” statement as you come to realize Chubb is already a special running back not only for our Browns but in the NFL.