Cleveland Browns: 3 players to watch in Week 17 against Washington

Cleveland Browns, Deshaun Watson. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb
Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns player No. 1 to watch: Nick Chubb, RB

Nick Chubb makes this watch list many weeks because he is “must-see tv” on nearly every Sunday. You never know when he might take the next handoff to the house for a touchdown.

There’s been speculation this week if we’d see Chubb at all in this game or for that matter the rest of the season because the Browns don’t have much to play for. However, Chubb has said he wants to play so we’ll grab our bowl of popcorn again and prepare to be dazzled by the hardest-working player on the team.

He’s closing in on his career-best 1,494 yards in a season that he gained in 2019 so there could be some personal motivation to reach the milestone. He’s sitting at 1,344 yards with 12 touchdowns. If he can gain one more touchdown, that too would be a career-best.

The other topic of discussion amongst Cleveland fans is that Chubb is now halfway to the team’s legendary running back Jim Brown’s rushing totals. At 6,160 yards to date, he needs another 6,153 to surpass the frqanchise record.

Chubb is in year five and is signed in Cleveland through the 2024 season. He just turned 27 years old this week and if the Browns sign him again to a three or four-year deal he might have the opportunity to catch Jim Brown.