Former Cleveland Browns free-agent running back Kareem Hunt has drawn the attention of NFL team, the Washington Commanders, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.
Despite being relatively quiet in the free agency market since March, Hunt’s name has now resurfaced as the Commanders have reportedly made preliminary inquiries about the 27-year-old running back.
Kareem Hunt rose to prominence in his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, where he led the league in rushing yards with an impressive 1,327 yards.
His outstanding performance earned him a Pro Bowl selection, making him one of the most promising young running backs in the NFL at the time.
However, his career took a dark turn when a video surfaced in November 2018, showing Hunt involved in a physical altercation with a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway. The incident led to his release from the Chiefs and subsequently joining the Cleveland Browns for the past four seasons.
Despite the controversy surrounding Hunt, his talent on the field cannot be denied. Last season, playing behind star running back Nick Chubb in Cleveland, Hunt managed to amass a total of 678 yards. However, he has yet to find a new team willing to sign him.
The Commanders, currently relying on Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson as their primary options in the running back position, appear to be interested in adding Hunt to their roster.
While the extent of the Commanders’ inquiries is unknown, the fact that they have expressed interest suggests they believe Hunt could provide a valuable contribution to their offense.
For now, Kareem Hunt’s future remains uncertain, but the Commanders’ inquiries signify that the talented running back may have a chance at redemption and a fresh start with a new team.