Nick Chubb: Cleveland is where I want to be

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Nick Chubb has developed into one of the league’s best running backs since the Browns made him a second-round pick in 2018.

After being a key piece of Cleveland’s best season in 25 years, Chubb is entering the final season of his rookie contract. But he’s not holding out of Browns mandatory minicamp this week, and also says he’s not focusing on whatever new deal could be on the horizon.

“I think [my agent and the Browns] have talked, but I told my agent to just kind of handle it for me until he needs me,” Chubb said in his Tuesday press conference.

Even though the contract isn’t top of mind, Chubb said he would like for both sides to come to a long-term agreement.

“It would mean a lot,” Chubb said. “Cleveland drafted me however many years ago it was, trusted me and put their faith in me to help come build this culture, build this team and I’ve been a part of it. And I feel like yeah, Cleveland’s where I want to be. So I hope everything can work out in that direction.”

Though he played in 12 games last season, Chubb still finished No. 7 with 1,067 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns. He was second among qualified running backs in averaging 5.6 yards per carry in 2020.

Overall, Chubb has 3,557 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns along with 72 receptions for 577 yards and two receiving TDs in 44 career games.

10 responses to “Nick Chubb: Cleveland is where I want to be

  1. “After being a key piece of Cleveland’s best season in 25 years” It’s amazing it took this long in a league where a team can go from 4-12 to 12-4 thanks to the talent pool that is the NFL Draft.

  2. It would be sooo Browns for them to let their best draft pick since Bernie Kosar walk. Nick Chubb is a flat out beast. If the Browns don’t re-sign him they are fools

  3. Every player says that…..right up until they are cut or traded. Then the new team is where they really wanted to be all along.

    Having said that, Cleveland needs to keep Chubb. He’s really, really good.

  4. Idiot logic in that you can’t pay a running back. Especially when you have a game manager at qb and your offense is run heavy. Chubb is one of the 5-6 rb’s you actually pay in the NFL because he is a legit stud.

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