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At this point in the offseason, Nick Chubb isn't focusing on signing a contract extension with the Cleveland Browns.
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"I'm just letting my agent and the Browns handle that," Chubb said ahead of Tuesday's mandatory minicamp in Berea. "I'm just here to play, be here for my team, continue to get better and try to become a better teammate and a better team so that's all I'm focusing on and all of that [will] take care of itself."
The two-time Pro Bowl running back, however, did confirm that his agent and the Browns have discussed a potential extension as he enters the final season of his rookie contract.
As for what such a deal might look like, it's tough to get a true sense considering the evolving market for running backs and the reality that an analytically driven front office like Cleveland might not be inclined to commit a significant amount of cap space to the position. It's also worth noting that last year, the Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt to a two-year, $13.25 million extension, which will keep him under contract through the 2022 season.
For what it's worth, Spotrac.com projects the 25-year-old Chubb's market value to be a four-year, $48.4 million contract, which would make him the seventh-highest paid running back in the NFL. Chubb also noted that he doesn't necessarily have a timeline for when he'd like to sign such a deal, but left little doubt that it would be his preference to get one done.
“Cleveland’s where I want to be,” said Chubb, who rushed for 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games last season. “I hope everything can work out in that direction.”