Kareem Hunt, Running Back
Talk about a sad story. Hometown hero turned superstar athlete, turned troubled individual. A restricted free agent this offseason, Kareem Hunt had a second-round tender placed on him so that the Cleveland Browns could get something in case Hunt signs a deal the Browns do not match.
As a running back, who is still 24-years-old, has only played 35 games in three seasons, so he has a lot of tread left on the tires. Is he still worth a roster spot even though he’s a risk off the field? The answer is yes.
His talent is an improvement for most teams in the NFL. Leading the NFL in rushing his rookie year, and then pacing to lead the league again his sophomore year before his off-field incident. Then in his third year with the Browns he was suspended and had a limited workload. However, Hunt was still second in rushing and third in receptions on the team in only eight games.
Some feel that running backs shouldn’t be given a second contract, no matter who they are. Kareem Hunt will find another team out there that wants a solid option in the backfield. Hunt will get another big contract after his time with the Cleveland Browns is over. His talent demands it and the league is willing to pay running backs a second contract even though it is ill-advised.