The Browns said they will receive a 2019 5th-round draft pick in exchange for the former Ohio State star, as first reported by National Football League reporter Tom Pelissero. In addition to their own selections in the first six rounds, the Browns have acquired a third-rounder from the New England Patriots, Jacksonville's fifth-rounder, another fifth-rounder from New England and a conditional seventh-rounder from Jacksonville.
Making Jacksonville's offense even more stagnant, the team is without its top two left tackles, its top two tight ends and its leading receiver from 2017. That's something everyone from Johnson to offensive coordinator Todd Haley to my 69-year-old Browns fan mother in Vermilion has been clamoring for all season.
Chubb will nearly certainly get the nod as the starter while giving up much of the passing-down work to Duke Johnson. His yards per carry is down to 3.4. He's had just 19 carries this season.
This move also should (should!) mean more chances for Johnson to get the ball in his elusive hands.
The trade clears the way for rookie running back Nick Chubb, selected 35th overall in the 2018 draft, to take over as the primary back. That's what you were seeing yesterday.