Cleveland Browns: 5 veterans primed to have career seasons in 2022

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The Cleveland Browns are entering the 2022 season with several players ready to have career seasons. This should help the team make another playoff run

The Cleveland Browns are hitting a point in their franchise with this current roster of many players hitting their prime where it’s “Go Time.” If the team has visions of reaching the playoffs, getting to a Super Bowl, and winning one, this window of time would be a great time to put it all together. There are questions at quarterback, like when Deshaun Watson will see the field, because of his off-the-field issues and that will have a bearing on all of this that we speak of in this article.

But the roster is stacked with talent at almost all positions and the team will be competitive all season long. Having Watson would solidify their opportunity at a title. Let’s look at five players ready to help the team and all could have the best season of their careers. We’ll start with the heart and soul of the team.

Cleveland Browns veterans primed to have career seasons in 2022

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No. 5: Nick Chubb, RB

Nick Chubb is going into his fifth season with the Browns. He came close to winning the NFL rushing title back in 2019. He’s been over the 1,000-yard mark in three of the four seasons. He’s currently sitting in the sixth spot overall in all-time Browns running back history in terms of yards gained with 4,816. He will likely run by former Browns backs Kevin Mack and Greg Pruitt and take over the fourth spot overall.

Those things might motivate him but winning is what matters most to the team leader. If the Browns season goes well, I expect Chubb’s season to be one of his best if not the best we have seen to date.

His four seasons have gained him 996, 1494, 1067, and 1259 respectively. He’s also had three seasons of rushing for eight touchdowns. The other he ran it into the endzone 12 times.

He hasn’t scored many touchdowns as a receiver, having only three in his career.

I look for Chubb to get to that 12 touchdown runs and also score a few more this season through the air.

If his coach Kevin Stefanski utilizes Chubb more consistently by playing him throughout the games and not trying to gauge his production and use analytics all the time, he could allow Chubb to have a career year. Chubb is not your ordinary back, and the Browns would be wise to showcase his talents, even more, this season.