The Cleveland Browns have had their fair shares of ups and downs through the first six weeks of the season, but the team has been trending in the right direction.
This has also seen some fluctuation in the running game with rookie running back Nick Chubb's role in the offense continue to move around. It appears that head coach Hue Jackson has become a big proponent of Chubb picking up more involvement in the offense, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
Chubb's has had some sparse involvement in the running game as he has notched 173 rushing yards on just 16 attempts and two touchdowns playing as the third-string option for the Browns. He hasn't had more than three rushing attempts in any of the first six games, but did flash his big-play potential against the Oakland Raiders where he gained 105 rushing yards on three carries with two touchdowns. This included a 63-yard touchdown scamper. Hue Jackson has to create some change himself, if he's serious about his statement.
The 22-year-old clearly has the potential to be a valuable asset to the running in a larger capacity, which could see Carlos Hyde or Duke Johnson Jr.'s workload cut down a little bit to make room for him on the field. Hyde is currently 10th in the league with 382 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Meanwhile, Johnson Jr. has shown to be a valuable option in the passing game with 14 catches for 164 receiving yards.
If Nick Chubb can continue to make the most of his opportunities on the field, it should see him carve out a larger role in the offensive game plan moving forward this season.