Nick Chubb reportedly lands new contract with Cleveland Browns
Georgia great Nick Chubb has turned himself into one of the best running backs in the NFL, and today, he was rewarded with a contract extension from the Cleveland Browns.
Chubb and the Browns reached agreement on a three-year, $36.6 million extension that includes $30 million guaranteed, per a source, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Chubb will be a free agent again at age 28.
A second-round pick in 2018, Chubb has also become a favorite to Browns fans with his humility and no-nonsense style — on and off the field. When the play calls for a run, FirstEnergy Stadium fills with chants of “Chubb, Chubb.”
Earlier this year, Chubb talked about what a new contract would mean to him.
“It would mean a lot,” Chubb said on Zoom as the Browns began their mandatory minicamp, the Associated Press reported. “Cleveland drafted me however many years ago it was and trusted me and put their faith in me to come here and help build this culture.
“I feel like Cleveland is where I want to be and hopefully everything can work out in that direction.”
Chubb, who has rushed for 2,561 yards over the past two seasons, likes the certainty of being in the same place.
“I don’t like uncertainty and I know here in Cleveland what I have with the players and coaches and just the city of Cleveland,” Chubb said. “I don’t know how things would be anywhere else. Cleveland is where I want to be and that’s my main focus, just being here in Cleveland.”