Browns’ Nick Chubb discusses the addition of Kareem Hunt
The Cleveland Browns added former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt to their roster. Browns 2018 second-round pick Nick Chubb joined CBS Sports HQ’s “Reiter’s Block” to discuss the addition of Hunt and how he is no stranger to being in talented backfields.
“This is nothing new to me,” said Chubb. “Since high school and college, I’ve been in tons of backfields sharing with Todd Gurley and Sony Michel and many more great running backs.”
With the addition of Hunt, Chubb is not worried about the competition and his reps. Instead, he acknowledges that teams need to have more than one running back to keep their running backs fresh and healthy.
“I think this day in the league, you definitely need more than one [running back] so that you can take care of your body”
Chubb brings up a good point: NFL teams are trying to move to a running back-by-committee approach. We’ve seen a number of big-name running backs go down with an injury in recent years, such as Le’Veon Bell (2016), David Johnson (2017), and Todd Gurley (2018).
The addition of Hunt should only make the Browns more dangerous. Chubb is coming off a season with 192 carries for 996 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He also made 20 catches for 149 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
Hunt had 824 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards, and 14 total touchdowns in 11 games last season with the Chiefs before being released due to off-field reasons. He has been suspended for eight games as a result of his wrongdoings, but will likely share a workload with Chubb once he returns.
With Duke Johnson requesting to be traded, the Browns will have to find a replacement for him to be the backup to Chubb until Hunt returns from his suspension.