Browns QB Baker Mayfield calls Kareem Hunt a ‘special talent’
Aside from the obvious addition of Odell Beckham Jr., the Cleveland Browns also added Kareem Hunt this offseason. After watching Hunt during practice on Thursday, Baker Mayfield seems delighted to have him at his disposal this year.
“It’s great to have Kareem out there, the special talent that he is, and to get out there with us because he’s going to have a long wait until he plays,” Mayfield told reporters.
On Wednesday, Hunt was activated from the physically unable to perform list. Hunt took part in the Browns’ joint practice with the Indianapolis Colts and flashed his dynamic skill set.
Earlier this year, the Browns took a chance by signing Hunt from free agency. Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in the latter part of 2018 after he was seen in a video shoving and kicking a woman.
Before his release, Hunt rushed for 824 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 starts. He also added another 378 yards and seven scores in the passing game. His ability to be a dual-threat weapon should make Cleveland’s offense even tougher to gameplan against.
Therefore, when John Dorsey made the move for the troubled running back, he understood there could be consequences for Hunt. Shortly after, the NFL handed Hunt an eight-game suspension to begin the 2019 season.
Cleveland has plenty of offensive weapons to get them by until Hunt returns to the team. Currently, around Mayfield, the Browns have Nick Chubb, Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and David Njoku to feed the ball to.
The Browns already have one of the league’s up and coming running backs in Chubb but will have arguably have the best backfield in the NFL with Hunt inserted into the lineup.