ESPN predicts big season for Browns RB Nick Chubb in 2021

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Nick Chubb and the Cleveland Browns are heading into what many are expecting to be a big season in 2021. After making the playoffs and knocking off the AFC North division rival Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round, the Browns are hoping to take the next step. They want to be not only a playoff contender, but a Super Bowl contender.

Looking at the current roster for the Browns, they improved in the offseason. Offensively, the team has to be happy with what they have put together. Baker Mayfield needs to be more consistent, but they have a star-studded group.

One of the biggest strengths for the Browns has been the success of their running game. Chubb has become one of the best running backs in the league and Kareem Hunt backing him up gives them a lethal one-two punch.

During the 2020 season with the Browns, Chubb ended up carrying the football 190 times for 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 150 yards, but did not score a touchdown. Those numbers came in just 12 games, which makes them even more impressive.

ESPN has shared their projections for Nick Chubb this season and the fans in Cleveland are going to love them. They have Chubb racking up 1,234 yards and 11 touchdowns on 251 carries. He is also projected to catch 35 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown.

At 25 years of age, Chubb is entering the prime of his NFL career and the future is incredibly bright. He has been a workhorse for the Browns and that is not going to change this season. The Browns are going to see their star running back come through with another strong season.

We have also made projections for Chubb’s 2021 season and they are a bit better than what ESPN has listed. In our predictions, Chubb will rush for 1,350 yards and 13 touchdowns. His receiving numbers are a little lower at 28 receptions for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

No matter how you look at the projections, the Browns are going to get big-time production from Chubb. He is closing in on being a verified superstar in the NFL and this season will help him get to that level.

Expect to see Nick Chubb power the Browns to being one of the best rushing teams in the league once again. He isn’t going to be overworked due to the presence of Hunt, but he is going to dominate opposing defenses all season long.