Nick Chubb Admits He Wasn't Initially Sold on Kareem Hunt Signing

Jason Schandl
Nick Chubb revealed that he wasn't convinced with the signing when the Cleveland Browns first signed Kareem Hunt.
Nick Chubb revealed that he wasn't convinced with the signing when the Cleveland Browns first signed Kareem Hunt. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

The one-two punch of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt has given the Cleveland Browns a backfield that isn't just one of the best in the NFL, but one that is historically good.

Chubb recently revealed, however, that he wasn't so sure about the pairing when the Browns first added Hunt to the mix.

It's hard to fault Chubb for worrying about how he and Hunt would co-exist in the backfield. Despite clearly being the Browns' best back early in his 2018 rookie season, he was forced to play second-fiddle to Carlos Hyde early that season.

Hunt was facing a lengthy suspension when he signed in Cleveland after being released by the Chiefs, but the possibility of being under-utilized when Hunt returned in 2019 had to be weighing heavy on Chubb after what played out in his rookie season.

Instead, the two co-existed incredibly. In eight games after Hunt joined the mix, Chubb closed out the 2019 regular season with an average of 84.0 rushing yards on 18.2 carries per game.

That workload hasn't altered in 2020, either. In seven full games (excluding Week 4, when Chubb left early due to injury), Chubb is averaging 18.1 carries, which he has turned into an incredible 108.0 rushing yards per game.

Hunt is averaging 76.2 yards from scrimmage per game himself, and the duo has scored a combined 13 touchdowns already.

This situation seems to have worked out perfectly for Chubb, Hunt and the entire Browns organization, even if Chubb had some worries early on.

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