Kareem Hunt Sets a Massive Target for Himself and Fellow Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb

Published 06/25/2021, 11:51 AM EDT
Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Damien Wilson (54) during the second half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Browns had a season to remember in 2020. Finally breaking their playoff jinx, the side not only made it to the postseason but also managed to claim their first road playoff win since 1969.

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While part of that was down to the changes brought about by new Head Coach Kevin Stefanski, it was his utilization of the running game that helped his side propel their game to the next level. 

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With two premier running backs at their disposal, the Cleveland Browns are a force to reckon with when running the rock. The duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt together accumulated 1,908 rushing yards last season as they ran riot over opposition defenses. 

And for 2021, Hunt has set the bar higher for him and his teammate. 

Cleveland Browns rushing duo to aim for 1,000 yards each

Talking to Cleveland.com, Kareem Hunt laid down his ambition for next season. A thousand rushing yards each from him and Nick Chubb.

“I believed it was possible last year, too, but some things happened,” Hunt said. “We’ll learn from it and get better and hopefully continue to put in good work this year.”

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Chubb did break the 1,000 yard-mark last season. The second time he’s managed to do so in as many seasons. Hunt on the other hand last achieved the feat back in 2017, his rookie year with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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Hunt went close to achieving the feat but in the end, fell short by a little over a 100 yards. But this season he hopes to achieve that by sticking to the game plan that coach Stefanski has in mind.

Dec 6, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

“Whatever Stefanski calls, either Nick or I are going to make it work,” Hunt said. “So if that’s both of us on the field at the same time, that’s both of us on the field at the same time. We’re going to find a way to make it work and get the job done. That’s just how we’ve got to look at it. it doesn’t matter if we’re on the field or not together, we’re going to find a way to get the job done,”  he added.

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The Browns duo is young and arguably yet to hit their prime. With time on their side, big things can be expected from the Cleveland Browns in the years to come.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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