Cleveland Browns biggest strength No. 1: Running Backs
While some at this point will likely disagree, the biggest strength of this Cleveland team is its run game. How can we vote against Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt? You add in D’Ernest Johnson, who was like Superman most of last season and came into games at a moment’s notice to save the day, and you have the best and strongest part of the squad.
What they do this next season will be fun to watch. You know they’ll challenge for the most yards gained as a group in the NFL. They’ll likely also be up there for yards per carry as Chubb, Hunt, and Johnson all average over five yards a carry.
Will Chubb go for a career-best in yards gained for the season? Back in 2019 he challenged for the NFL running title and finished with 1,494 yards. Chubb is quickly moving up the Browns franchise running back ladder as well. If he can stay healthy look for more records to fall.
Let’s not forget about Kareem Hunt. He was injured for a good chunk of last season, but he’s due for a big year — and loves playing for his hometown team. Before he played for the Browns, he played in Kansas City with the Chiefs. In his rookie season, he led the league in rushing with 1,327 yards and also caught 53 passes for 455 yards.
With Watson as the team’s new quarterback a player like Hunt who can catch those screen passes at will, the former Toledo Rocket could have a huge season.
It will be interesting to see how this first season with Watson will play out on the field because of all the weapons he’ll have at his disposal.
While I don’t believe the run game will be lessened, I do see Watson helping more in a passing game that was pretty dormant the last few years.