Former NFL Rushing Leader: Kareem Hunt
This offseason, the Browns took a pretty big gamble when they signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. Looking at him as strictly a football player, he immediately becomes the most accomplished back on this team.
Hunt led the NFL in rushing in 2017 as a rookie when the former third-round pick had 1,327 yards. He also had 455 yards receiving and 11 total touchdowns. He was on pace for even more through 11 games in 2018 as he had 824 yards on the ground and 378 through the air with 14 touchdowns.
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As good as he is on the field, Hunt comes with a lot of concern off it. The reason he missed the final five games last season was due to a video being released of him in a physical altercation with a female in a Cleveland hotel. He was then placed on the Commissioner’s exempt list and cut by the Chiefs.
He will serve an eight-game suspension but that means he’s going to be available down the stretch for Cleveland. There’s a good chance that once that happens, he will become a huge focal point in the offense.
They may have taken a PR hit for the move, but it could end up paying off on the field, providing he keeps his nose clean. And signs have been positive in that regard as the coaching staff and his teammates have all been positive in their discussions about the running back since he joined the team.