For the past several seasons, star running back Nick Chubb has been one of the top running backs in the entire league and one of the most crucial pieces of the Cleveland Browns’ offense. But it looks like there’s a chance he won’t even be on the roster next season.
According to a report from league insider Marc Sessler of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns are considering trading their star running back to make salary cap room.
“Little whispers the Browns could trade Nick Chubb to heal their cap. Explain to me how this team has tangibly improved over the last year,” Sessler said in a tweet on Monday afternoon.
Little whispers the Browns could trade Nick Chubb to heal their cap.
Explain to me how this team has tangibly improved over the last year.
— Marc Sessler (@MarcSessler) March 6, 2023
It’s obviously massive news that the Browns might even be considering trading Chubb, who has been such an integral part of the team since he was selected by the team in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
And as a result, the NFL world had plenty to say about the possibility on Twitter.
Disagree with you on this one, Berto. I love Nick Chubb, but with the offense they’re likely to run, they don’t need him. The Titans are apparently shopping Derrick Henry. Joe Mixon could be cut. You just don’t need a bellcow RB anymore.
— Ed Greenberger (@EdGreenberger) March 7, 2023
It would be utterly stupid to trade, perhaps the second best back in Browns history. However, seeing the track record of this regime, I fully expect him to be traded.
— Jim Harold (@THEJimHarold) March 6, 2023
They leaned all in on a horrible person and this is what happens next. Wishing them nothing but failure.
— Mitchell Fink (@themitchellfink) March 6, 2023
LOL. I want the Browns to trade Chubb simply so that turd up in Cleveland, Nick Karns, has to feel pain for all the times he posted the Chubb hurdling Minkah picture. They’re already imploding on the lake because of Watsons contract. Love to see it. https://t.co/F6ogmY7C9c
— Kevin Adams (@KevinAdams26) March 7, 2023
Four very obvious moves clears up something around $90 million in cap space. If they want to trade Chubb, it won’t have anything to do with their cap. How good they are…well, it seems they bet on the wrong guys (ironically Chubb has given them the most ROI). https://t.co/WDsyXA34mR
— Neal Coolong (@NealCoolong) March 6, 2023
Chubb has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his last four seasons. The only season he did not eclipse 1,000 yards on the ground was his rookie year in 2018 when he finished with 996 yards.