Goal No. 1 for Hunt: Have 1,000 all-purpose yards for the Cleveland Browns
Kareem Hunt is such a talented back, and that’s evident. In 2017 as a rookie, he led the NFL in rushing with the Kansas City Chiefs with 1,327 yards, and he had 4.9 yards per carry.
Hunt always finishes runs with authority and can generate his share of yards after contact. That’s both on the inside and on the perimeter.
That said, Chubb is again going to get the bulk of all the carries and rightfully so for the Browns. Albeit, the bigger focus for Hunt in 2020 will likely be his pass catching. Hunt runs very crisp routes for a running back, and should be a really high-quality target out of the backfield for Baker Mayfield.
Now, Baker Mayfield’s key pass catching targets of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper, and David Njoku will get theirs, and Browns fans know that. Hunt did have 37 receptions for 285 yards in 2019, though, and with him more in the fold, he should have plenty of opportunities as a pass catcher throughout contests in mismatch situations.
That’s in relation to the red zone and on third down, in particular. So combining for 1,000 yards for Hunt is clearly the first goal, and that does seem to be attainable, due to a better offensive line with Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills Jr. at the starting tackles.
Even with Cleveland’s other playmakers, with Hunt’s versatility, he’s capable of hitting this goal. Hunt had 1,202 yards all-purpose in 2018 with the Chiefs, too, in only 11 games active.
The second goal for Hunt relates to scoring.