Yesterday was a good day to be a Browns fan with the news the team and star running back Nick Chubb agreed to a contract extension. The deal was announced as three years, $36.6 million with $20 million guaranteed. When I first heard this, I thought what a bargain at $12.2 million a year. About a month ago I wrote an article, https://clesportstalk.com/pay-that-man/ projecting Chubb’s extension would be a three-year deal at $39 million, $13 million a year. I was in the ballpark, but never imagined it would be less than what I projected. This morning I saw this tweet and now I’m fully convinced this contract is a bargain for the Browns.
The only person in #Browns franchise history to produce more scrimmage yards in his first three years than Nick Chubb’s 4,134 is… Jim Brown (4,181). And the contract Chubb just agreed to w/ the Browns? It makes him only the SIXTH highest paid RB in terms of average annual pay. pic.twitter.com/MbkCwhEXJJ
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 1, 2021