The Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars appear to have made a trade that works perfectly for both sides. The offense has hit a wall, Hyde was averaging 3.4 yards per carry, and it was time for Chubb to get more carries and more snaps, period.
Chubb will nearly certainly get the nod as the starter while giving up much of the passing-down work to Duke Johnson.
His production this year and Cleveland's willingness to deal him in favor of their younger backs falls directly in line with why the 49ers didn't try to keep the Ohio State product around beyond last season. Hyde has been the team's bell-cow this season and leads the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
It's unclear whether or not Hyde will play on Sunday for the Jaguars but it is likely that he will see his first action with his new team.
This was always going to be an experimental year for the Browns, which is the best way to explain why the Browns traded their starting running back Friday afternoon.
The league trade deadline is approaching. He's had just 19 carries this season.
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.
This move also should (should!) mean more chances for Johnson to get the ball in his elusive hands. I think that is what you were seeing yesterday.