Nick Chubb Takes Note of Disrespect in ESPN Running Back Rankings
By Zach Brunner
Nick Chubb has made a statement during his first two NFL seasons, averaging over five yards per carry in both seasons. However, not everyone is giving him the respect he feels he deserves.
Recently, ESPN did a ranking of their top NFL running backs, and they left Chubb out of their top-five. He took notice of the disrespect on Instagram.
Chubb started just nine games his rookie season before getting the opportunity to start all 16 last year. He totaled over 1,000 yards in both seasons, and 2019 saw him rack up an especially impressive 1,772 total yards and 8 touchdowns, which were all on the ground.
The production of Chubb, including nearly rushing 1,500 yards, becomes more impressive when noting the Browns finished with just a 6-10 record. Typically, losing teams struggle to feature rushing attacks this strong, since game flow often forces them to pass the ball more than they would like in hopes of catching up.
The Browns running back posted the rankings on his Instagram story, so he's clearly taking note. The AFC North should definitely be worried about what's coming in 2020 if ESPN just added even more fuel to Chubb's fire.
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