CLEVELAND — The Browns have come to a long-term agreement with one of their franchise cornerstones.
Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb has signed a three-year contract extension through 2024, the team announced on Monday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the deal is with a total of $36.6 million, with $20 million guaranteed.
“From the day Nick Chubb first entered our facilities, it was clear to see that he would become a pillar of our organization,” Browns EVP of Football Operations and general manager Andrew Berry said in a statement. “Although Nick may be a man of few words whose strong-and-silent demeanor can be easy to overlook from the outside, his actions over the past three years have reverberated within the walls of our building.
"Nick’s on-field contributions stand for themselves. He is a dynamic runner who is on pace to be one of the most accomplished players to ever don an orange helmet at the position. But it’s his work ethic, intelligence, toughness and selflessness that makes us proud that he represents our city. Quite plainly, Nick embodies the soul of our team and we are thrilled that he will be a Cleveland Brown for years to come."
A second-round pick in 2018 out of Georgia, Chubb has quickly emerged as one of the best backs in the NFL. In his first three seasons, he has tallied 3,557 rushing yards (5.2 per carry) and 28 touchdowns, with back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances the last two years.
With Willoughby South grad Kareem Hunt, Chubb has formed one of the league's most potent backfield tandems. Hunt is also locked up for multiple years through 2022.