Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb said he doesn’t “know what to expect” from former teammate and Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield ahead of Week 1 game.
When looking at the Week 1 schedule for the 2022 season, one of the more intriguing matchups based off drama will be between the Cleveland Browns and the Carolina Panthers. That is because the Browns moved on from Baker Mayfield in favor of Deshaun Watson, and traded him to the Panthers in July. Mayfield was named the starter for the Panthers, and will now have the chance to take on his former team.
Ahead of the matchup, Chubb was asked about what he would expect from Mayfield in the season-opener. The running back said that while they all know Mayfield, “I don’t know what to expect.”
Nick Chubb says ‘I don’t know what to expect’ from Baker Mayfield
“We all know Baker, so I don’t know what to expect,” said Chubb, h/t Akron Beacon Journal. “He always has that underdog attitude so I’m sure he’ll be ready. I’m sure he’ll be hyped up and pumped without the media. It’s still a football game for us.”
Over in Carolina, Mayfield was asked about who he wants to receive a hug from between Chubb and defensive lineman Myles Garrett. Mayfield responded with Chubb, before saying that him saying something “would also be nice.”
Mayfield will not be facing off against Watson, the quarterback he was replaced with. Watson is currently suspended for 11 games and fined $5 million due to the multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made by multiple women. Starting for the Browns in his place will be former Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
In his last official season with the Browns, Mayfield threw for 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while completing 60.5-percent of his passes in 14 games.
Football fans will keep an eye on the Browns-Panthers game to see if there will be any drama that takes place on game day.