Will Nick Chubb be cast into Canton?
By: Jake Rajala
The Cleveland Browns bruising running back Nick Chubb has been consistently dominant in his career thus far. Chubb has registered at least 996 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns in each NFL season. Furthermore, he made three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons. The Browns star RB is also off to a superb start in 2022 — as he’s unleashed 228 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs, and averaged a whopping 5.8 YPC. PFF has also given the Browns lead RB a potent 86.7 grade for his performance.
With that enunciated, there is an intriguing, grand question surrounding the Browns RB: Is Chubb a future Hall of Famer?
He undoubtedly needs to be a freak RB for at least four-five more seasons including one AP season if he wants to have a shot to land in Canton. The Browns star profile already has one more PB nod than The King (also known as Derrick Henry). Although, he doesn’t share the same top-end production as Henry, Adrian Peterson, or LaDainian Tomlinson.
Chubb could really shine if Kareem Hunt doesn’t stick around the team beyond 2022. I expect Hunt to move on from CLE and Chubb to be the face of the RB spot for a long time.
I anticipate that Chubb will be more efficient when opponents focus on Deshaun Watson (after he is coming off an 11-game suspension this season). It could be said that the Browns may have the best QB-RB duo in the back quarter of the 2022 season.
When it’s all said and done, I foresee Chubb being inducted into the Browns ring of honor. I don’t feel that he will have an unusually productive single-season performance at this stage in his career, but he could 4-5 more PB seasons and make a strong case to garner a gold jacket.