Cleveland Browns Key No. 2: Team needs to involve Nick Chubb more in passing game
DPD’s Elliot Kennel touched on this topic earlier this week about Nick Chubb needing to be more involved in the team’s passing game. The good news is that this will likely happen because the Browns have a new quarterback in Deshaun Watson and he’s more willing to involve Chubb from the start.
When you break it down and look at Chubb’s previous output in the passing game you see he has caught 20, 36, 16, and 20 passes in his four seasons. So, the team made it to the playoffs in 2020 and Chubb only caught 16 passes. So why do the Browns need Chubb to catch more passes?
The biggest reason has to do with the fact that Chubb is probably your biggest offensive weapon on this team. Maybe Watson takes that lead in the department soon, but until then, the team needs Chubb to touch the bell more.
Cleveland needs to change something too because they’ve only made it once to the playoffs with Chubb. Getting the former Georgia Bulldog the ball more certainly can’t hurt.
Last year Chubb caught one pass or none in eight of 14 games he played in. Give Chubb two passes a game at least and we might see something special. We already know what a great running back he is when he gets his carries, now let’s get him the ball in the flat with some open space to work with.