Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb agrees to three-year extension

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Working to keep their nucleus intact for the long term, the Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with running back Nick Chubb.

Chubb – who was entering the final year of his rookie contract – receives an additional three years that will pay him a little less than $37 million and features an average salary of about $12.5 million per season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Browns had yet to announce the extension.

Chubb will have guaranteed money of between $18 million and $20 million over the first two seasons of the extension.

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb catches a pass during training camp.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb catches a pass during training camp.

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Taken in the second round of the 2018 draft out of Georgia, Chubb is coming off his second consecutive 1,000-yard season. In 2020, he rushed for 1,067 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns. He received Pro Bowl honors for a second consecutive season.

The Browns last season ranked third in the NFL, averaging 148.4 rushing yards per game.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Browns, Nick Chubb reach agreement on three-year extension

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