Cleveland Browns: Running backs rooms boasts stars, longshots

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Kareem Hunt

Born and raised in Cleveland. Grew up a Browns fan.

While Kareem Hunt may have come here due to reasons and factors that we do not approve of, I’m not going to discuss those, except to say he made mistakes and the following is about football.

Hunt has been a factor in the league since the first game of his rookie season. On September 7, 2018, the first game of his rookie year, Hunt had 148 yards rushing on 17 carries, five receptions on five targets for 98 yards and three total touchdowns against the New England Patriots.

Hunt went on to earn Pro Bowl honors his rookie year after racking up 1,327 yards rushing at 4.9 yards per carry. For his career, Hunt has 833 yards receiving and 10 receiving touchdowns.

Andy Reid moved Hunt all over the field. Hunt played in the slot, played out wide, played in the backfield, and was sent in motion. This is the types of things that Freddie Kitchens likes to do. Both coaches prefer to move the chess pieces all over the field and constantly give the defense new or altered looks.

This creates the mismatches that players thrive in. Special things happen when a walking mismatch like Hunt is paired with schemes that seek out mismatches as aggressively as Andy Reid and Freddie Kitchens.

Hunt will be suspended for the first eight games of the season. When he returns, the Browns offense will be able to provide new looks and new attacks from a fresh Hunt. This could be dangerous.