When it comes to the Browns, they have a select few strengths. Some people say their offensive line is their biggest strength, but their running back depth is incredible. In fact, PFF has them ranked as the best backfield in the league. So, let’s go through the talent that they have.
The three-time Pro Bowler is easily one of the best running backs in the league. In his four-year career, Chubb has 4,816 rushing yards and 36 rushing touchdowns all on 908 attempts.
Not only are his stats impressive, but he’s also one of the most difficult players to get down. He even leads the league in broken tackles and yards after contact.
Nick Chubb leads the NFL in broken tackle rate AND yards per carry after contact per attempt 😤 💪 pic.twitter.com/dz6W541U7e
— PFF (@PFF) December 11, 2020
What’s incredible about Chubb is that he’s still pretty young at 26 years old. He’s only been in the league for four years and he’s already one of the best running backs in the league.
But, their second-string running back is debatably a top ten running back in the NFL. But if he isn’t, he’s still a great running back.
Ever since joining the Browns in 2019, Kareem Hunt has been incredible. But, his best year with the Browns was in 2020. In that year, Hunt had 841 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 198 rushing yards.
But, there have been some issues.
Since Kareem Hunt has had a difficult time getting a contract extension, he has requested a trade. If he does end up getting traded, that would be difficult for the Browns. Even Chubb finds it difficult to imagine playing without him.
“He’s my best friend, on and off the field. He’s a great person to be around. I couldn’t imagine playing without him. I want him to be here, whatever they got to do to keep him here. I want to play with Kareem.”
It’s a difficult situation, but the Browns may not want to pay him more since they have a solid player as their third-string running back.
D’Ernest Johnson doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. There’s been one game in particular where he impressed many.
Against the Broncos last season, both Chubb and Hunt were out. So, that put Johnson in as the starter. And he was a vital piece to them winning that game. In that game, he had 146 rushing yards and one touchdown on 22 rushing attempts.
This was his breakout game, and he hasn’t looked back since then. D’Ernest Johnson is a great running back to round out their running back core.
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