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How can Panthers RB Chuba Hubbard avoid sophomore slump in 2022?

How can Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard avoid the dreaded sophomore slump when competitive action begins in 2022?. It’s evident that a lot of hard work lies ahead for Chuba Hubbard. The running back saw far more reps than originally expected after Christian McCaffrey once again dealt with some troubling injury problems, leaving the Carolina Panthers without their talisman and relying on an inexperienced fourth-round rookie who had to grow up fast.
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Panthers' Chuba Hubbard: Has company behind McCaffrey

Hubbard could lose reps behind starter Christian McCaffrey to offseason pickup D'Onta Foreman, who offers a bigger, more physical complement to Carolina's top back, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Hubbard enjoyed an expanded role with McCaffrey sidelined for 10 games last season, gaining 786 yards from scrimmage...
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Panthers’ Chuba Hubbard has a goal for next season and thoughts on the Ben McAdoo hire

When the Panthers drafted running back Chuba Hubbard in the 2021 NFL draft, they envisioned him being a complement to Christian McCaffrey. But after McCaffrey suffered a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the next five weeks, Carolina needed the rookie to be more than that. He was immediately thrust into the starter role.

Roaring Riot’s 2021 Rookie Of The Year Is Chuba Hubbard

In what was a trying year at Bank of America Stadium for Matt Rhule’s squad after finishing with five wins for the second consecutive year despite a 3-0 start, there were multiple bright spots across the 2021 season for the Carolina Panthers. Whether it was the inspired play of...
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Panthers' Chuba Hubbard: Scores in finale

Hubbard rushed nine times for 48 yards and caught both of his targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers. Hubbard was productive despite seeing fellow tailback Ameer Abdullah lead the Panthers with 16 touches. The rookie's presence was felt early on, as Hubbard hauled in a two-yard touchdown to cap Carolina's opening drive. Afterward, he was efficient on the ground overall, helped by a long gain of 19 yards. With star Christian McCaffrey (ankle) playing just seven games this season, Hubbard was forced into an expanded role, starting 10 games. The fourth-rounder finished with 172 carries for 612 yards and five touchdowns while catching 25 of 37 targets 174 yards and another score. Given McCaffrey's injury history and hefty contract, the Panthers may try to trade him this offseason. Whether they find a taker or not, Hubbard proved to be a solid backup capable of starting if required during his rookie campaign.
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Panthers' Chuba Hubbard: Scores in defeat

Hubbard rushed 17 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints. He also caught three of four targets for 13 yards. Hubbard scored the game's first touchdown by taking a toss 21 yards into the end zone to begin the second quarter. That play tied for Hubbard's second-longest rush of his rookie campaign and helped compensate for an otherwise difficult day on the ground. With 20 total touches, though, Hubbard was comfortably Carolina's most utilized tailback, with backup Ameer Abdullah getting the ball 10 times on offense. Despite having another tough matchup in Week 18 versus the Buccaneers, Hubbard's leading role gives him decent value.