Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb may not have claimed the league’s rushing title in 2019 thanks to a big day from Tennessee’s Derrick Henry in the season finale, but it was still a historic year.
The second-year running back finished the season with 1,494 rushing yards, the highest total in franchise history for a running back not named Jim Brown, and sits just outside the Top 10 on the team’s career rushing list.
For his efforts, Chubb was selected to Pro Football Focus’ All-Pro team for 2019:
Nick Chubb was about the only thing that functioned on a disastrous Cleveland Browns offense. As one of three players to top 1,000 rushing yards after contact, Chubb was consistently able to back up his impressive rookie season and did it on an increased workload for the Browns. Chubb averaged almost four yards after contact per carry and broke 64 tackles on the ground, narrowly edging the work Christian McCaffrey was able to do as a receiver to snag the place as our first-team All-Pro.
Chubb’s big year came on the heels of a rookie campaign that saw him miss hitting the 1,000-yard mark by just four yards. His first two seasons put him in some pretty distinguished company among current running backs:
Chubb is also the only RB to lead the NFL in offensive grade in back-to-back years in the PFF era*, and only Adrian Peterson has done it more (2007, 2010, 2012).— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) December 31, 2019
*2006 to present https://t.co/zwjPuNA93j
Previously, Chubb was named to the Pro Bowl roster, the first Cleveland running back to be selected to the annual all-star game since Kevin Mack in 1988.