As Seth Emerson points out, it’s not just that Chubb rung up big rushing numbers last season. It’s that he did it against some very good defenses.
Chubb had 226 rushing yards against Louisville, which still finished as the nation’s 10th-best rushing defense. He gained 202 yards against Arkansas, which was 12th-best, 156 against Florida (13th in the nation), 143 against Missouri (26th in the nation). And going all the way back to the opener, when Chubb was sharing carries, he had 70 yards on just four carries against Clemson, which was fifth best in the country.
Hey, and some of that Clemson yardage came on one shoe!
Despite that, Seth sees Chubb as the Dawgs’ second-most important player, behind (I presume) whoever wins the starting quarterback job. His reasoning:
Remember, when Georgia’s quarterback situation is brought up, the default position is: “Well they don’t need a special quarterback, just somebody who can hand off to Nick Chubb.”
Well, what if that’s not the best option either?
Then Georgia’s probably screwed, frankly.