Chubb: Mayfield Does Things "You're Not Supposed To Do"

Nick Chubb has played with – and against – Baker Mayfield, and he strongly prefers being his teammate – for good reason

Tiki and Tierney
June 27, 2019 - 5:42 pm
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Nick Chubb has only played with Baker Mayfield for one season, but he did play against him in college. Yes, Chubb was a member of the Georgia squad that beat Mayfield and Oklahoma, 54-48, in double overtime in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018.

Mayfield threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns that day. He also had a receiving touchdown.

Chubb was impressed.

“Even though I was offense, I heard the defense talking about him,” Chubb said on Tiki & Tierney. “He makes plays. He does things that you’re not supposed to do. He’s a great quarterback. I’m happy to be on the same team as him.”

Indeed, Chubb and Mayfield led the Browns to a 7-8-1 record last season. Cleveland has won seven-plus games just three times since 2002, but things are looking up.

“He’s a great leader,” Chubb said of Mayfield. “He’s very vocal. He brings the energy and the intensity and he makes us want to play for him. No matter the situation – in the game or in practice – he keeps his composure. He’s just a great guy to follow. He’s one of those guys that you love to play for and you’d hate to play against because of his attitude and how he acts. I’m on the same team as him. All the guys follow him.”

Chubb ran for 996 yards and eight touchdowns last season but also caught 20 balls for 149 yards and two scores. The ball comes out of Mayfield’s hand quick – and hard.

“It’s really fast,” Chubb said. “Coming from a running back, I’m not always that far away from him, so I feel all of it coming off his hands.”

The Browns, who added several stars this offseason – including Odell Beckham Jr. – enter the season with high expectations. Higher than they’ve been in decades. Brandon Tierney, in fact, believes that the Browns will average close to 30 points per game, this after averaging 22.4 last season.

“I don’t know about all that,” Chubb said. “We’re just trying to work to be our best. Hopefully that comes from it, but it’s just a day-by-day thing. We’re not looking too far down the road and just working.”

Which means Chubb didn’t bite when Tierney asked him a loaded question: Would he be willing to guarantee that the Browns will win the division for the fist time since 1989?

“Nah, I can’t do that,” Chubb said laughing, not wanting to give anyone bulletin-board material. “I want it to happen, but if you say it, I’m not sure what will happen.”

The Browns open the season at home against the Titans on Sunday, Sept. 8. 

Click below to listen to Chubb’s interview in its entirety.