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Back to the Drawing Board: How Effective Are RB & QB Draws?

By Mark Simon, Sports Info Solutions
Article co-authored by Nate Weller

Early in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s loss to the Rams, Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens called a draw play for Nick Chubb on 4th-and-9 from the Rams 40. Not surprisingly, it didn’t work. The play gained only two yards and was widely ridiculed on social media. 

Then, with the Browns down by seven in the final seconds, Baker Mayfield threw a game-ending interception on 4th-and-goal from the Rams 4. The Rams did not have anyone playing over the center or either guard, raising the question of whether or not Kitchens should have tried to redeem himself with a game-winning quarterback draw. 

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