Nick Chubb joined Cleveland Browns in 2018. The former Georgia college man was a second-round pick (35th overall). Chubb had a decent 2018 season.
However, he was unstoppable last year as he ended the season with 1,494 rushing yards and eight touchdowns along with 36 receptions for 278 yards. He finished the season as the second-highest running back behind Derrick Henry, who rushed for 1,540 yards.
Chubb signed a four-year deal with the Browns in 2018. He will be one of the crucial cogs for a new-look Cleveland Browns outfit with a new coach at the helm. In a recent interview, Chubb spoke about the Coronavirus-related issues surrounding the 2020 NFL season.
“Baker looks good. He’s come back and is saying all the right things and not saying some things. I mean, it’s great. We’re excited about Baker. I’ve believed in Baker from day one, and nothing has changed my mind.
“I know he’s excited to get out there and show the world who he is,” Chubb said in a recent interview via USA Today.
By his own stats, Baker Mayfield under-performed in 2019. He will be expected to improve upon that display heading into the 2020 season. The former Heisman Trophy winner is considered to be a ‘franchise quarterback’ by Browns management.
The arrival of new Head Coach Kevin Stefanski will surely benefit Mayfield and his under-pressure teammates Odell Beckham Jr, Myles Garrett, and Chubb.
The promising running back further spoke about his own training ahead of the 2020 season and said, “That doesn’t really bother me. It’s just more motivation. Just trying to do it this year. Just working out as I always do – working hard, running hard.
“I believe everything happens for a reason, and if you just keep working and striving, things will fall into place for you. So that’s my mindset.
“Whatever happens, I trust in the coaching staff, and I trust in the team. I know they’ll put us in the best position to win. So however that looks, I’m fine with it,” Chubb said on a Zoom video conference with reporters.
Mayfield is confident of making amends on a rather forgettable 2019 outing for the Browns. New head coach Kevin Stefanski remains optimistic that the former Oklahoma Sooners man is the right man to lead the Browns to the playoffs. Can Baker Mayfield repay the faith placed in him?