Cleveland Browns: 3 reasons to give Nick Chubb the ball more
You mention Nick Chubb and everyone has an opinion. Should he be getting the football more? Here are three reasons why using him more makes sense
It’s year five of his career and Nick Chubb is having his best one yet. The 740 yards gained, and eight touchdowns scored to this point are showing the rest of the league why he is the best back in football.
Despite, this fact, some are hoping and believing that Chubb should be given the ball even more. Cleveland is 2-5 and needs a win in a big way as they have AFC North division rival Cincinnati Bengals coming to town on Halloween night. Treating Cleveland fans to a bit more Chubb running the ball might be the best option to get back to a winning formula.
Let’s discuss three reasons why giving Chubb the ball more often could be the difference in this next game and for the rest of the season
3 reasons to give Nick Chubb the ball more
3: The time is now
The Browns are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and signs don’t point to a win anytime soon. The team needs to do something different. Besides that glowing problem, you also have a running back in his prime leading the league in almost every rushing category.
Chubb’s shelf life isn’t going to last much longer before things start to become stale so it might be best to use him more now while he still has everything going for him. He’s maintained a pretty healthy career. Yes, some of that is probably due to the Browns being conservative on their use of him but at this stage, it might be time to let the former Georgia Bulldog run until he really tires.
The debate over the use of Chubb has revolved around several factors including using him in a backfield with Kareem Hunt. That fact has limited Chubb to carry the football from anywhere between 15 to 20 times a game. The presence of Hunt has also meant that Chubb comes off the field on third downs or doesn’t fit into the team’s two-minute offense at the close of the half or at the end of games.
Those that support this plan usually will argue that these moments are more or less passing downs and Hunt is the better pass receiver.
Whatever you argue you can’t deny that Chubb is a running back and the expiration date on them in the NFL is sooner than later. While those who contend that Chubb is being used wisely to preserve his talents, others will ask, “why wait?” The time could very well be now.
He’s in the middle of his current contract, one which he signed early to show his commitment to the team. If Cleveland tries to preserve his abilities by being overly cautious, what good will all that matter when in the end the team continues to flounder and lose games?