Cleveland Browns trade piece No. 1: Kareem Hunt, RB
As it stands right now, there’s no other team in the NFL as deep at running back as the Cleveland Browns. They have Nick Chubb, who is one of the best in the entire league as well as Kareem Hunt, D’Ernest Johnson, Jerome Ford, and Demetric Felton.
Hunt is easily the best No. 2 back in the NFL and could be a starter elsewhere. As for Johnson, he’s the best third back in the league and he was fantastic in 2021 when Hunt was injured.
Johnson finished the season with 534 yards and three touchdowns on 100 carries and added 19 receptions for 137 yards. Those numbers would be good enough for any No. 2 back in the league — which is why Cleveland could be willing to listen to offers for Hunt.
Of course, both Hunt and Johnson have no guaranteed money and with Ford on the roster, the Browns could be convinced to trade one of the veterans. Keeping Hunt would be ideal since he was once the leading rusher in the NFL. But the fact is, he would still bring in a lot more in a trade than Johnson would.
Should some team be willing to surrender a day two pick, the Browns would probably listen. As good as Hunt is, it’s hard to say the offense would suffer that much by turning to Johnson, Ford, and Felton behind Chubb.