The Cleveland Browns do not have to deal with any contract issues related to Nick Chubb and are banning the running back with a new contract for three years.
After two consecutive 1,000 yard seasons, the Cleveland Browns weren’t interested in letting Nick Chubb go. So they made sure he stays around.
Cleveland and their Pro Bowl running back have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension valued at $ 36.6 million. per Ian Rapoport from NFL.com. The deal includes $ 20 million in fully guaranteed money.
The deal is a sizeable raise for Chubb, making him the sixth highest paid running back in the league behind Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliot, Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook.
The upside for Chubb is getting a short deal that runs out at 29 and positions him for another big deal across the board.
Nick Chubb has been imprisoned with the Browns for three years
The Browns can move forward knowing they don’t have to worry about losing Chubb or going through contract disputes that have troubled other teams and their running backs.
Chubb was the 35th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft and the investment paid off. As a rookie, he stormed 996 yards before breaking the 1,000-yard mark with 1,494 yards in 2019.
Last year the running back had 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 12 games. He finished seventh on rushing yards and fourth on rushing touchdowns.
Chubb will be 26 years old in December. Cleveland can expect more excellence from the Georgia product going forward.
With Chubb assisted by Kareem Hunt, the Browns had the third most rushing yards and touchdowns in the league. You should stay one of the best rushing teams out there with this duo still intact.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield can definitely feel safe in the frantic attack as he seeks to lead Cleveland to the promised land.