Cleveland Browns Free Agency: Should they stay or should they go?
By Greg Newland
I’m still completely on the fence with this one, but the latest rumors predict the Browns will throw the tender on Kareem Hunt as a restricted free agent, but it is still unknown which tender he will receive.
Hunt added value to the Browns offense at the end the year catching balls out of the backfield, and one thing you’ll never argue Hunt lacks is speed! At the same time, it also feels like the Browns could find a great running back off the street – my goodness look at what the Steelers have done. Remember the first time you saw the fast Willie Parker?
It is tough to say what Hunt will demand being a very capable back still in his prime, but with some serious baggage. In the case of the Browns, they should try the one-year, discounted “prove it” deal. Get the most out of Hunt for one more year as he proves he’s still worthy of the big deal, and then let him walk.
The Browns have far too many needs (left tackle, safety, defensive end, linebacker just to name a few) to worry about drafting a running back in 2020. If the Browns can snag Hunt for $4-6 million on a one year deal, the upside is worth the risk.