Chubb was entering the final year of his rookie deal this upcoming season. The Cleveland Browns wanted to ensure he stayed with the team beyond the 2021 season. Mission accomplished.
The star running back has signed a three-year contract extension with the Browns. It’ll pay him $36.3 million with $20 million guaranteed. Mayfield couldn’t be happier for his teammate.
The Browns quarterback had a pretty awesome reaction to Chubb’s new extension. Take a look below.
NICHOLAS JAMAL CHUBB!!!!!
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) July 31, 2021
Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb will be teammates for at least the next two years. Mayfield is on contract with the Browns through the 2022 season, after the team picked up his fifth year option. Chubb will be playing in Cleveland through 2023. Both have high aspirations with the Browns.
Cleveland is on the brink of something special. The Browns beat Pittsburgh in the AFC’s wild card round before giving Kansas City a major scare just a week later during last season’s playoffs. There’s plenty of reason to believe the Browns could be even better this upcoming season.
Cleveland will have one of the best defenses in the NFL. Its offensive line and skills players are top notch. The real question is at quarterback.
In today’s NFL, you need an elite quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Mayfield isn’t at that level yet. He was good, not special, last season. If he improves, so will the the Browns.
Mayfield’s play will be under a microscope later this fall. His life will be made a whole lot easier because of Chubb in the backfield.