Trading RB Nick Chubb? Sounds Like a Bad Dream…
We all have dreams every night when we go to sleep. Some good, some bad, some weird, some… wink wink. When I heard this potential idea that there were whispers that the Browns might trade RB Nick Chubb. I couldn’t believe it.
Yes, the same Nick Chubb that rushed for 1525 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. A career of five years with 48 touchdowns and 6341 yards. One of the best if not the best running back in all of football. Opposing defensive coordinators fear this back in THEIR dreams!
Now, some reports say the Browns have no plans to trade Chubb. However, can one really trust this team in any capacity? After all, just look at the last 20+ years of misery.
Certainly, the Browns could get a haul in return for Chubb if they actually did trade the back. Even so, it’s such a valuable asset that it would be crazy to give up a player so talented at such a crucial position as running back.
Money is always a problem and the Browns are currently over the cap by more than $13.2 million. Chubb is set to be a $14.9 million cap hit in 2023.
Do the math.
Shifting gears and there are reports that quarterback DeShaun Watson is willing to adjust his contract to help the team.
Mike Florio explains via NBC: This year, Watson has a $46 million salary and a cap number of $54.993 million. With a minimum salary for Watson at $1.08 million, $44.92 million can be converted to a signing bonus and prorated. That would push $33.69 million to future years, and it would drop Watson’s cap number to $21.3 million.
In reality, it’s not Chubb that’s the cap problem but Watson. Just the idea that Watson makes $46 million in a season is absolutely crazy but that’s a discussion for another time.
Right now, the Browns need to stop any type of rumors that will scare fans during this off-season. Let us enjoy the cold Cleveland weather and get ready for another season in peace.
The team also, unfortunately, doesn’t have a first-round pick this year, so that takes the fun of analysis on who the team is going to pick come late April. Fans just simply have to wait until the season begins.
If all of this still has you willing to get rid of the running back. Just imagine the Cavs trading LeBron James and how that would change the dynamic of their team. While it’s not quite the same, it’s pretty close.
RB Nick Chubb better be on the team come opening day.