Cleveland Browns have running backs to spare
The Cleveland Browns have the best running back duo with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt but they’re even deeper than that as they’re proving against the Giants
We already know the Cleveland Browns are deep at running back with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Chubb was second in the NFL in rushing in 2019 and Hunt led the NFL in 2017 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, the Browns are proving against the New York Giants on Sunday that they can continue to move the chains no matter how far down they go on the running back depth chart.
In their Preseason Week 2 game, D’Ernest Johnson started the game out and ran for an impressive 36 yards on four rushes and added 23 yards on four carries. He then gave way to rookie Demetric Felton who had just 13 yards on five rushes but pulled in a 12-yard catch in the first half and is still putting up numbers in the third quarter.
Then in the third quarter, it was John Kelly’s turn and the former sixth-round pick from Tennessee didn’t disappoint either.
He was the lead back on the Browns second scoring drive of the game and ran for 23 yards on two carries, including an impressive 18-yard rumble and a five-yard touchdown.
Kelly really doesn’t have much of a chance of making this roster considering the sheer number of players ahead of him but his play so far in the preseason highlights just how deep this team really is at running back.
And if we really want to get technical, they’re loaded at fullback as well. Andy Janovich is already one of the best fullbacks in the NFL and behind him is Johnny Stanton who caught a 14 and 19-yard pass on the Cleveland scoring drive.
This backfield is loaded and that’s a lot of fun to watch.