Browns’ Nick Chubb Leads Entire NFL In This Huge Stat Since 2021

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Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb has cemented his standing amongst the best players in the NFL at the position. Since being selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Georgia, he has been one of the most productive players in the league.

His rookie season, in which he gained 996 yards with eight touchdowns, was the least productive season of his career. It was the only time he had failed to surpass the 1,000-yard mark to this point.

Despite missing four games in 2020 and two in 2021, Nick Chubb was able to reach the century mark. Since his rookie season, when he averaged 62.3 yards per game, the former Bulldog has averaged 90.6 yards in 59 games.

In all five seasons, Nick Chubb has recorded at least eight rushing touchdowns as well. There aren’t many players who have shown that level of consistency, as the only real knock against him is that he isn’t involved much in the passing game. In 75 games, he has only 119 receptions for 990 yards.

Another impressive feat for Nick Chubb is that he averages 5.2 yards per carry in his career and has been at 5.0 every season. A big part of keeping that average as healthy as it is, is the ability to break off big runs.

Since 2021, there hasn’t been a player in the NFL who has done it as consistently as Nick Chubb. According to PFF, he has recorded 88 runs of 10+ yards since the 2021 season. That leads the NFL by a wide margin, as second place on the list is Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts with 71.

The most surprising thing about that list is three quarterbacks, Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen all made the list. It wouldn’t be surprising if the list begins to have more quarterbacks in the coming years as the position is transitioning with numerous dual threats.

But, everyone in the league has their work cut out for them to reach Nick Chubb. He has put quite a cushion between him and his peers and has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, he could see even more this season and into the future if Deshaun Watson can regain his form.

For the first time in his career, there is a chance that Nick Chubb isn’t the first, second and third point of emphasis for opposing defenses heading into a game.