The Browns decided to part ways with Chubb after one season realizing that he was not moving up the depth chart during this past preseason. The addition of LeGarrette Blount and rookie Bryant Tolbert sealed Chubb’s fate with Cleveland and was shopped around within the league.
“He’s a good kid and a smart player. It is unfortunate that we could not make things work so we sent him to a team that will use his talents better than we did,” says Coach Farias during a press conference. “We are obviously heavy at running back, Duke and Carlos are our leading backs and we have our specialists in the power run and in passing situations. We just could not carry all those running backs. Plus we needed an offensive lineman and we were also able to acquire draft picks in this trade so that is always a plus.”
Details of the trade:
Cleveland Browns trade: HB – Nick Chubb 77 OVR
Carolina Panthers: RT – Taylor Moton 69 OVR 4th round 2020 pick 6th round 2021 pick
While the Carolina Panthers will receive the playing rights for Nick Chubb, the Cleaveland Browns will receive the rights to right tackle Taylor Moton, the 4th round pick in the upcoming 2020 draft and the 6th round pick in the 2021 draft. Moton will add the much needed depth to Cleveland’s offensive line.
In season 13, Chubb played 11 games for the Browns and rushed for 356 yards with 4 touchdowns and averaged 3.3 yards per carry. He played last season behind Duke Johnson Jr. and Carlos Hyde. The numbers may not work in his favor due to the fact that the Browns had an average offensive line but Chubb plays with heart and with the proper guidance and opportunity, Chubb can have a solid career in this league.