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

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Jul 29, 2021; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) catches a pass during training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Generational player

Chubb is a generational player. We won’t see another Nick Chubb for quite some time. Jim Brown was a generational player and has ended up probably being considered the greatest running back of all time. Brown and Chubb are the only two Browns running backs to start their first three seasons with over 996 yards gained each season. None of the other ranked Brown’s running backs above Chubb had such a great start in their careers

I believe it’s time to start watching Chubb through a different lens.

Chubb is all about the team. First and foremost. He doesn’t get rattled. He grinds and plays to the whistle.

While we all debate what value to place on the running game in the NFL, Chubb will be doing what he has done day in and day out and that’s just go out and play football and try to win the next one.

Yes, other football players play the game the same way Chubb does with that hard-nosed attitude, but Chubb has that additional special quality that makes him, not just good in the NFL but great because he is so gifted as a running back. His instincts and uncanny ability to read a defense and his feel for the game all give him an advantage over most players.

We are all witnesses. If I were you, I’d start watching Chubb with a bit more reverence. It might be meaningful to you years from now when you talk about Nick Chubb in some of the same ways you’ve talked about the best Brown’s running backs of the past.

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Chubb is steady, tough, and a Cleveland Brown. Enjoy that Brown’s faithful.