Chubb suffered the injury in the second quarter after being tackled by Steelers’ safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The injury was so gruesome that the ABC broadcast rightfully refused to show the replays.
After the game, Browns’ head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that Chubb will miss the remainder of the year with a knee injury.
The Browns are in win-now mode with a roster loaded with big-named veterans and young studs. Losing Chubb for the year is a major blow to their Super Bowl hopes, and one can only wonder if GM Andrew Berry will start making calls for other big-named RBs to help the offense.
With Chubb done for the year, many football fans and pundits suggested that the Brown call the Indianapolis Colts about a potential Jonathan Taylor trade. The 2021 rushing champion requested a trade earlier this summer:
This trade certainly would make sense for Cleveland, provided the Colts have a reasonable asking price. They’d be adding one of the league’s top-five running backs, and with Taylor in the final year of his rookie deal, Cleveland wouldn’t have to commit too much money to both him and Chubb for 2024.
It’s certainly something to watch in the coming weeks. Taylor makes sense for a lot of teams as a rental, but the Browns are certainly among the more logical landing spots for him now.
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