The Cleveland Browns may have disappointed as a team during the 2019 season. With high hopes of not only being a playoff team but a Super Bowl contender, they fell well short of that posting a 6-10 record. One player that certainly did not underachieve was Nick Chubb.
It doesn’t take long to be impressed with Chubb when evaluating his production from 2019. He appeared in all 16 regular-season games and recorded 298 carries, 1,494 rushing yards (trailed only Derrick Henry), and eight rushing touchdowns.
While Chubb may only have two seasons of NFL experience under his belt, he is already making history. As Grant Gordon of NFL.com noted, the Browns running back has totaled 2,490 rushing yards and that is currently the most by any player in team history through two seasons by 21 yards.
There is strong outlook for Chubb heading into his third season in the NFL. It should only help that Cleveland elected to make a change at head coach by hiring Kevin Stefanski considering the impact playing under him had on Dalvin Cook with the Minnesota Vikings.
With that being said, let’s take a look at why Za’Darius Smith was named the most underrated player in the NFL.