The hometown kid, Hunt did not sign with a team this offseason as the running back market saw a massive crash this year. Hunk and a few other running backs have held themselves out this season in hopes of getting a better deal down the line. A better deal might come to Hunt after the Chubb injury. Hunt would never want one of his best friends injured. But the nature of the NFL is a cruel business.
As a player, Hunt declined every year in Cleveland. The former winner of the rushing title is still a productive back. He’ll gleefully bounce through holes and into defenders, but he doesn’t have the speed to make him an explosive threat. He is still a serviceable back with an unyielding running style. He would make a fine re-addition to the running back room.
As a teammate, the Browns’ locker room has always enjoyed Hunt’s friendly demeanor. Perhaps the reassuring smile of a friend is what the team needs right now as they look to mold an offensive identity without Chubb.