Nick Chubb didn’t have 5-star speed coming out of high school, which is why Chubb one of the reasons Chubb was rated as consensus 4-star prospect when he signed with UGA.
But the pro-Chubb crowd would always say: Forget the stopwatch, because Chubb always ran fast enough to never get caught behind.
Chubb showed off his deceptive speed on Sunday – sprinting for the longest rushing touchdown this season in the NFL.
Playing now for the Cleveland Browns, Chubb got the handoff and raced 88 yards to the end zone, dusting the Baltimore Ravens’ defense.
Per Next Gen Stats, Chubb reached 21.95 mph – which is the fastest time in the NFL for any player this season on a scoring play.
It’s also hard to believe this is the same guy who suffered a horrific knee injury for the Bulldogs against Tennessee in 2015.
Nick. Chubb. Is. FAST. 💨
88 Yards – the longest Run play in 2019! pic.twitter.com/Y7lYgzYylQ
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) September 29, 2019
Nick Chubb reached 21.95 MPH on this 88-yard TD run, the fastest speed reached on a touchdown this season.@NickChubb21 sustained 21+ MPH for 44.4 yards, from the Browns 33 yard line to the Ravens 21 yard line.#CLEvsBAL | #Browns pic.twitter.com/AARpBPGS3H
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) September 29, 2019
Back to speed: Chubb did improve his 40 time during his college years, posting a solid 4.52 at the NFL combine.
On Sunday for Browns, Chubb finished with 165 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries.