The Cleveland Browns went on the road in Week 9 and absolutely embarrassed the Cincinnati Bengals.
It was a stellar day without Odell Beckham Jr. that proved the team would be fine without him.
But problems can always arise during an NFL season and the Browns are now dealing with a health scare.
Chubb is one of several running backs on the team to test positive for COVID-19.
The good news at least is that he is vaccinated.
Browns’ RBs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell ESPN.
Both players are vaccinated, thus their status for Sunday’s game against New England remains in question. Each player would need two negative tests 24 hours apart to play.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 9, 2021
Status For Sunday
The fact Chubb is vaccinated, along with Felton, is good because he is not faced with a mandatory quarantine of 10 days.
Instead, he must return two negative tests 24 hours apart.
This news comes out on Tuesday, meaning he has a lot of time to return negative tests and hopefully not show any symptoms.
There may also be a fear that a positive test could come for Johnson too given other running backs have been affected.
Four #Browns players have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the past couple days, including three running backs: Nick Chubb, Demetric Felton and John Kelly.
The only healthy RB currently on the active roster is D’Ernest Johnson.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 9, 2021
If for some reason Johnson was the only healthy running back available, in a worst-case scenario, he already has one great start to his name this season.
Johnson started in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos and finished with 146 yards and a touchdown in a close win that saw the Browns come out victorious without Mayfield or Chubb.
So there is precedence in this scenario for the running game to survive without Chubb.
However, his status will garner close attention as we get closer to Sunday.