Sony Michel offered strong insight about how his relationship with Nick Chubb made both Georgia running backs better.
On Wednesday, NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah used Twitter to release an NFL Network clip of Michel speaking about his experience with the Bulldogs. During the conversation, Michel was asked about his connection with Chubb and what it was like splitting carries in the backfield at Georgia.
Michel, who had 3,638 yards rushing and 33 touchdowns with the Bulldogs from 2014-17, said each player learned from the other’s example.
“It was amazing,” Michel said in the television appearance. “It kept each of us on our toes, wanting to get better every day, learning from each other … just kind of bouncing back and forth off each other. And I think that kind of gave us an advantage over every other back in the country that didn’t have that top-notch back right next to him.”
That’s a wise perspective from Michel, who totaled 1,227 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns last season as Georgia won the SEC, beat Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl and appeared in the National Championship Game against Alabama.
Chubb, meanwhile, finished his Georgia career with 4,769 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns from 2014-17. He had 1,345 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns last season.
Both players are preparing for the 2018 NFL Draft, which will take place from April 26-28.
You can watch the full clip featuring Michel below:
Here’s our chat with UGA RB Sony Michel— pic.twitter.com/WeiqXCVLbE
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 29, 2018