3 reasons Kareem Hunt will bounce back strong with the Cleveland Browns
Kareem Hunt is back in the league. The embattled running back recently signed a one year deal with the Cleveland Browns to revive his career.
Hunt is facing a suspension, and it’s unclear when he’ll be able to take the field. But whenever he does, Hunt will be able to bounce back strong.
Here are three reasons why:
1. A good offensive line
In Cleveland, Hunt will have a very solid offensive line paving the way for him.
Cleveland’s O-line struggled during the first half of the season last year, but then came on strong. They barely let Baker Mayfield get touched the second half of the season, and were a large part of the Browns’ success.
They’ve invested a ton of money in the line, and will make life easy for Hunt once he makes his return.
Former second overall pick Greg Robinson is playing the best ball of his career, and the Browns are at least solid at all five positions up front.
2. An open backfield
Whenever Hunt does get back on the field, he won’t have any trouble getting an opportunity.
Nick Chubb is in the backfield, but that won’t prevent Hunt from getting touches. Hunt is the more talented and versatile back, and is much better in the passing game. If Cleveland thought Chubb was a true workhorse back, they wouldn’t have added Hunt.
Before getting released by the Chiefs, Hunt was looking like one of the top running backs in the league and had already rushed for ten touchdowns. Whether he only gets to play a handful of games in 2019 or not, Hunt will be leading the backfield in touches shortly after he returns.
The Browns signed Hunt for a reason, and they didn’t take that risk just to let him ride the bench.
3. A good culture
A year ago you couldn’t have said the Browns had a good culture.
But in his one season on the job, Browns GM John Dorsey has done a remarkable job turning things around.
Firing Hue Jackson improved the morale on the team, and the Browns ended the season on a very high note. The culture in the building changed seemingly overnight, and that will be of immense importance to Hunt.
Hunt will now have the support system and veteran leadership that he needs. The Browns will make sure that Hunt stays out of trouble, and demand accountability from him.
With the new regime in charge in Cleveland, you can guarantee there won’t be any more slip-ups.