2. Nick Chubb will move to No. 2 All-Time in Browns history
Nick Chubb should be able to continue his climb up the franchise leaderboard and land second, behind just Jim Brown in rushing yardage.
Currently, Chubb is in fourth place with 6,341 yards rushing and that’s currently only 199 yards behind Mike Pruitt. After Chubb passes him, he will then have his sights set on Leroy Kelly, who’s sitting in second place with 7,274 yards. As long as the former Georgia Bulldog can stay healthy, he should surpass both of these past greats. Then, that will only leave him behind Jim Brown who had 12,312 yards all-time in Cleveland history.
The pace at which Chubb is setting these records and climbing up this ladder is really staggering. He’s done his work on only a total of 1,210 carries. It took Pruitt 1,593 carries and Kelly 1,727 runs to reach their marks. That’s at least 300 fewer carries for Chubb, which is so impressive. This will lead him to not only become one of the Browns all-time greats, but also a future NFL Hall of Famer.
Chubb is no ordinary running back in the NFL and while some believe that you can interchange running backs in the league because it’s a pass-happy one, there’s no replacement for Chubb. He is playing in his prime right now, and the Browns need to take advantage of his skill set. While they did try this past year, where he carried the ball a career-high 302 times, it still wasn’t enough to get them back to the playoffs.
However, with Deshaun Watson now entering the picture, it’ll give the team the ability to vary their offensive looks which could take off a bit of the workload that Chubb’s been carrying. However, it could also give the 2nd Team All-Pro running back more opportunities to make big plays because of the deception the offense will be able to present.