Nick Chubb on Baker Mayfield: ‘Don’t know what to expect’

John Suchan
Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb had a few things to say about former teammate Baker Mayfield and the unexpected answer had many people take note

Expect the unexpected. That’s basically what Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb when discussing a Week 1 match against the Carolina Panthers, led by Baker Mayfield.

As a general rule of thumb, when Chubb talks about any topic most of us know to listen because he usually speaks the truth. In this case, he points out a very interesting fact about Mayfield’s game, both on the field of play and even off the field.

One never knows exactly what you’re going to get and that is likely a big reason for his departure from the Browns.

It really is the main reason we’re all now preparing to watch Mayfield, in a Panther uniform go up against Cleveland. If he hadn’t been so inconsistent with his play, and his emotions during and after ball games, then maybe he’s signing a contract extension a year ago and continuing his time in Cleveland.

The idea that Chubb openly spoke of Mayfield’s unpredictability speaks volumes. The running back has had a career of letting his play on and off the field do his talking which is the polar opposite of his past teammate.

It’s those extremes in Mayfield that gets fans excited to watch him play but also upset quickly because he’s not one to shy away from saying things and sometimes those words get him into more trouble.

It must have been very interesting over the past four seasons in that Cleveland locker room. It’s also wildly different now with Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and Mayfield all gone.

It was honestly a striking small comment by Chubb about Mayfield that shed a lot of light on a situation that many of us have been discussing at length. How this all plays out on Sunday is anyone’s guess, but I do expect to see Chubb making plays for his team.

What Mayfield does is really a mystery and really always has been. Good luck Panther fans at riding that roller coaster. I’ll take the much calmer boat ride down the river.