Browns RB Kareem Hunt is right where we want him to be says Freddie Kitchens
The Cleveland Browns have a loaded roster. They’re stacked with star players from top to bottom, but one of them will have to wait to see the field. Kareem Hunt was cut from the Kansas City Chiefs late last year after a video emerged of him kicking a woman. Hunt is allowed to practice with the Browns, and head coach Freddie Kitchens has been impressed with what he’s seen.
“I thought he looked good for not taking any reps (before Monday), he broke out on a few, embraced his speed and all those things you see on tape. He has been good in the pass protection. He’s right where we want him to be.” Kitchens said, according to Jeff Risdon of Browns Wire.
This report comes as no surprise. Putting aside his appalling off-the-field behavior, Hunt is one good football player.
In his rookie year, he led the NFL with 1,327 rushing yards, along with eight rushing touchdowns. Last year, in only eleven games, Hunt posted 1,202 total yards and fourteen scores.
Without his personality issues, Hunt is a deadly offensive weapon. While it’s true he did this with the Kansas City Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, this doesn’t make him any less good.
Although the Browns have a lot of talented offensive players, Hunt could be the true difference-maker.
After the suspension is over, the former Toledo Rocket will be able to come in on fresh legs to help Cleveland finish the season strong.