This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.I apologize for the delay, I'm a bit delirious with a fever and am experiencing even worse ADD than usual.
There were a few novel events this week, but I think the most interesting subjects at the moment are ones of season-long arcs, specifically with three of the league's standout running back prospects. In the cases of Nick Chubb, Aaron Jones, and Kerryon Johnson we have three running backs who seem capable of stardom pending nothing more than their teams' willingness to stop obstructing them. The reasons and motives for the obstruction differ a bit in each case.
With Chubb I think there's solid evidence that we have a fixed competition for the purpose of executing a stealth tank by keeping the rookie – barely selected outside of the first round – in shrink wrap until next year, with an off chance at showcasing the obviously lesser Carlos Hyde into some sort of trade market in the offseason. No one should have been surprised by the skills Chubb displayed a week
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