Kareem Hunt, who’s in the final year of his contract, wants to finish his career in Cleveland and deliver a Super Bowl to his hometown. He says he hopes the team feels the same way as he does about staying together.
“Right now I’m just taking it day-by-day,’’ the former University of Toledo halfback told Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “I’m going to see what they want to do with me, and I’m just taking it day-by-day. Hopefully I can be here long term. We’ll see what God has in plan for me, that’s all I can say.’’
Keeping the duo of Hunt and Nick Chubb would be something Cleveland fans would love. Hunt will keep a positive attitude and continue to let his personality that the team loves shine and give everything he has for Cleveland and the Browns fans.
He is entering his 4th season with the Browns after spending his first two seasons in Kansas City. In 32 games with the Browns he has accumulated 1,406 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He also has 763 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.
At age 26 Hunt is in the prime of his career for an NFL running back. Rather than pursuing a starting job elsewhere he has committed to being Nick Chubb's backup in Cleveland.
Even though the Browns running back room is crowded this upcoming season, we’ll see a lot of No. 27 in the backfield trucking defenders on his way to scoring many touchdowns. There are rumors that Browns coach Kevin Stefanski will look to use Chubb and Hunt together in the backfield at times. As good as Hunt is at running the ball, he is just as effective as a pass catcher out of the backfield or even lining up on the outside at wide receiver.
We’ll have to sit back, cheer and wait to see if Hunt’s wish to stay in Cleveland long term is granted. It will certainly come down to financials, but apparently if Hunt has it his way he will be in Cleveland for many more years to come.
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