Everyone was saddened to hear of the passing of legendary running back Jim Brown at the age of 87. A former Cleveland Browns player that was a legend in the NFL for nine seasons of absolute domination from 1957-1965.
Well, current Browns running back Nick Chubb says he’s playing for him this year. That’s a really respectable person to be playing for this year.
“Being able to know him (Jim Brown) was definitely special,” Chubb said Wednesday. “Definitely a blessing. Being drafted here and playing after such a great running back was a blessing.” Via ESPN
Frankly, my question is that if Chubb is playing for Brown now, what was everything before? Take a look at these numbers from his previous seasons:
Yes, we all know that Nick Chubb was already dominating the league before this call to action after the passing of such a beloved figure in Brown. As we head toward the 2023 season, imagine just how much better Chubb is going to be if he’s playing for someone of that caliber.
Wow, Chubb is going to be amazing(ER).
Despite the death and the pain it brought to Cleveland fans, it is an exciting time to be a Browns supporter and having a running back such as Chubb heading the backfield cements that for sure.
Just how good was Jim Brown himself?
Via Wikipedia: “In his professional career, Brown carried the ball 2,359 times for 12,312 rushing yards and 106 touchdowns, which were all records when he retired. He averaged 104.3 rushing yards per game and is the only player in NFL history to average over 100 rushing yards per game for his career.”
I predict Chubb will rush for 1500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. Maybe catch a few passes as well. After all, there’s nothing he can’t do…
In regards to Brown, I hope the team finds a plethora of ways to honor him in the coming seasons and make sure that he is remembered in the best of ways because that is what he deserves as time goes on. That remains to be seen…
Finally, the best way to honor Brown would be for the team as a whole winning lots of games and dare I say even a Super Bowl in the coming years. One can only dream, but it’s certainly fun to think about as a fan of the current team.
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