Third Overreaction – Kareem Hunt is the most dynamic player in the Cleveland Browns offense
Kareem Hunt had himself a game on Sunday, especially for not being the go-to back in the backfield. Hunt finished as the team’s second-leading rusher with 10 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. Despite having 12 fewer carries, he was only outrushed by Nick Chubb by three yards.
Not only did Hunt get it done on the ground, but he was also one of the main contributors in the passing game. He caught six of his seven targets and racked up 74 yards which was good enough to be the team’s second-leading receiver behind Odell Beckham Jr. with five catches for 77 yards.
Hunt’s dynamic playmaking ability was shown off on Sunday and was the main reason the offense looked as good as it did. Whenever the team couldn’t get anything going, Kareem Hunt got involved and instantly elevated the offense. Racking up 155 all-purpose yards, he outgained the entire Bears team by 41 yards.
When he’s on, he’s electric to watch. Chubb gets a ton of credit for the Browns’ success and the two of them are often regarded as the best running back tandem in the NFL but still, Hunt manages to be underrated. His ability to take over a game is reminiscent of rookie year Ezekiel Elliott and even throwing it back to his own rookie year with the Chiefs.
Hunt’s ability to be a difference-maker at an elite level on multiple fronts, rushing and receiving, isn’t something you see very often in today’s NFL, especially at running back. A lot of the Cleveland Browns’ successes can be attributed to him, directly or indirectly, and that’s shown ever since he joined the organization.
Sure, he’s got Odell Beckham and Nick Chubb out there with him, but off of pure dynamics, Hunt is far and away the guy.