The NFL’s Cleveland Browns heaped a ton of praise on Nick Chubb this week.
The former UGA running back is prepping for his second year with the NFL club after a stellar rookie campaign, rushing for 996 yards. Chubb also caught more passes with the Browns than he did in his last three seasons at Georgia combined.
Chubb is “phenomenally talented,” Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told CantonRep.com’s Steve Doerschuk.
“He just works really hard. He cares about winning more than anything. He had 1,000 yards (rushing for the season last year) and lost it. He didn’t care about that. He cared about the fact that we lost the last game of the year.
“That speaks volumes about who he is as a teammate.”
How highly do the Browns think of Chubb? Believe it or not, Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said Chubb will serve as a mentor to veteran running back Kareem Hunt. He was waived in the middle of last season by the Kansas City Chiefs after a video surfaced showing him shoving and kicking a woman.
“Kareem can learn from Nick,” Kitchens told the website. “It doesn’t have to be the other way around. Any time you put two guys that are competitors like they are, it benefits the whole team.”
Chubb, who not surprisingly was described by Mayfield as “very quiet” with his personality, had a few direct words to share about his professional career:
“Everyone on the field in the NFL is very good,” Chubb said. “There are no plays off, no days off, no games off. Not everyone you played in college was AS tough.”