Last season, former Georgia RB Nick Chubb set the Cleveland Browns’ rookie rushing record, running for 996 yards and eight touchdowns.
After coming up just short of the 1,000-yard mark, Chubb will likely be motivated to eclipse that threshold this fall. His position coach, Stump Mitchell, thinks he could be better in the passing game, too.
Per WKYC, Mitchell thinks Chubb could be a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver someday:
“If we didn’t have so much talent here, I think Nick could be a guy that can have 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving,” Mitchell said.
“He’s that’s good. Plus, I think the offense, the system is that good, especially with Baker being able to dump the ball down if we don’t have a throw downfield. A disciplined quarterback like that can definitely, he can definitely do that. He’s a 1,000-yard rushing and receiving guy. Will that happen? I don’t know because we’ve got a lot of talent, but he is talented enough to do that.”
Chubb will share the backfield with Kareem Hunt and, potentially, Duke Johnson this fall, so we’ll see how much work he gets.