Nick Chubb has taken home his biggest honor to date, the FedEx NFL Ground Player of the Week award. The Cleveland Browns rookie running back wins the award for his league high 176-yards rushing in week ten.
— .@JohnTelich8 (@JohnTelich8) November 15, 2018
Chubb’s franchise setting 92-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the week 10 28-16 victory of the Atlanta Falcons keyed his win. The run is also the second longest in NFL history for a rookie.
Nick Chubb. GONE!!
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 11, 2018
Now we understand why the Browns traded away Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cleveland wanted to give Chubb more carries after he scored two touchdowns in week four against the Oakland Raiders.
Chubb has 579 yards on the season, which is tenth in the NFL. After only getting 16 carries in the first six games of 2018, Chubb has rushed for 406 yards in the last four games. He is also tied for ninth in the NFL in rushing touchdowns with five.
If Chubb can get 421 more yards in the final six games of the year, he’ll be the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards since Peyton Hillis in 2010. He can also become the first rookie running back in Browns history to rush for 1,000 yards.
If Nick Chubb averages 71 rushing yards per game the rest of the season, he will be the first rookie running back in #Browns history to crack 1,000 yards on a season.
— Tom Moore (@Tom_RedRight88) November 15, 2018
Chubb could win another honor in addition to the FedEx Ground Player of the week. He is up for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award for the second time this season. Chubb won the award in week four following the performance in the Raiders game. Chubb will have tough competition with teammate Baker Mayfield for the rookie award.
Friday we’ll find out if Chubb wins the rookie of the week award.