Of all the players on this list, Kareem Hunt makes the most sense to try his luck out in the XFL or the USFL. Hunt is someone who, on the service, shouldn’t be washed up yet. He’s only turning 28 in August, and when you think about names like Marshan Lynch and Adrian Peterson, 28 isn’t old at all. Then you think about someone like Trent Richardson, and his involvement with the now-defunct AAF, and it becomes very clear that someone like Hunt may not only do well in a secondary league but may dominate.
It’s not likely that Hunt goes to the XFL or USFL and rushes for over 1,000 (they play 10 regular season games, not 17), but it is very likely that he goes there, shows he can still go, and convinces a playoff team to give him a chance. Especially if that team is hungry for a good rusher and a good pass-catcher. While Hunt was never the elite player so many in Cleveland claimed he was, he was a nice compliment to Nick Chubb. Just not at the price point.
Hunt going to the XFL or USLF and showing out could get him one more shot at starting in the league, and maybe even a nice contract out of the whole situation. These leagues, after all, are about opportunity