The Cleveland Browns won’t have to deal with contract troubles relating to Nick Chubb, locking up the running back with a new deal for three years.
After two straight 1,000-yard seasons, the Cleveland Browns weren’t keen on letting Nick Chubb go. So they made sure he will stick around.
Cleveland and their Pro Bowl running back have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $36.6 million, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. The deal includes $20 million in fully guaranteed money.
The deal is a sizable 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 advantage for Chubb is getting a short deal that will be up when he’s 29, positioning him for another big contract down the line.
Nick Chubb is locked in with the Browns for three years
The Browns get to 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 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s been well worth the investment. He rushed for 996 yards as a rookie before bursting through 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 was seventh in rushing yards and fourth in rushing touchdowns.
Chubb will turn 26 in December. Cleveland can expect more excellence from the Georgia product going forward.
With Chubb supported by Kareem Hunt, the Browns had the third-most rushing yards and touchdowns in the league. They should remain one of the premier rushing teams out there with that duo still intact.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield can definitely feel confident in the rushing attack as he tries to guide Cleveland to the promised land.