Chubb finished the season with with 1,494 rushing yards, the highest total in franchise history for a running back not named Jim Brown, and just missed out on the league rushing title on the season’s final day.
Despite not being given the same weight of opportunity as some other backs, Nick Chubb still remains the most efficient runner in the game over his young career. This season, he finished second in the league in rushing, with 1,122 of his yards coming after contact. He averaged more than a full yard after contact than Christian McCaffrey and was second in the NFL in broken tackles (66). Chubb also had 13 broken tackles on his 36 catches out of the backfield, but he saw a fraction of the targets that the most productive receivers did at the position.
Befitting the struggles the Browns had last season, Chubb is the only Cleveland player from the “most-talented roster assembled in decades” to make the list. (Although a case could be made for wide receiver Jarvis Landry and defensive end Myles Garrett, even with Garrett missing the final six games due to a suspension.)
In just two seasons with the Browns, Chubb has rushed for 2,490 yards, which puts him at No. 11 on the franchise’s all-time rushing list, 16 touchdowns (tied for No. 13 all-time) and averaged 5.1 yards per carry.