Kareem Hunt’s contract details with the Browns have been revealed
Details of Kareem Hunt’s contract with the Cleveland Browns have emerged, with Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network providing more information about the deal.
More on the 1-year contract for new #Browns RB Kareem Hunt: The base salary is for the minimum with $0 guaranteed, source said. He can get to just over $1M with workout bonuses and per-game roster bonuses. When GM John Dorsey said “no guarantees,” the contract agrees.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 12, 2019
Bleacher Report put it best when they wrote that the NFL has “learned nothing” as they signed yet another contract with Kareem Hunt. According to the outlet, Hunt has a one-year, $1 million contract, despite the fact that he’s more known for his antics off the field than he is for his on-field work.
“The NFL itself will discipline Hunt (on the commissioner’s exempt list as the league investigates the assault) with its usual swiftness and precision. Hunt’s shoving and kicking a woman is supposed to be punished with a minimum six-game suspension, which means by the time it is announced, it will probably be watered down to about three games, the same length as Jameis Winston’s suspension last season for groping an Uber driver in 2016.”
In other words, the outlet feels that Kareem Hunt shouldn’t have been re-signed to the team because of his off-field behavior, which has some validity. Let’s remember that Antonio Brown, notoriously, cost himself some time with the Steelers because of his off-field behavior, and those are just two out of many players that have acted out in such a way that it cost them a deal.
Either way, Kareem Hunt will play with the Browns for at least one more year. That means he has one more year to get it together and become known for his work on the field rather than his drama off the field. Let’s hope he’s able to do just that and get the tongues wagging for all the right reasons.