Kareem Hunt has gained respect he didn’t get this time a year ago

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Kareem Hunt had a record-setting rookie season, but he’s greedy. The Chiefs running back wants more.

The Chiefs made Hunt the 86th overall pick, and in Week 1, he showed he was drafted too low. His 246 yards from scrimmage in the season opener were the most ever in a player’s debut.

“I feel like I’m getting [respect] now, but coming up I definitely didn’t feel I was getting the respect I deserved,” Hunt said on Good Morning Football, via the team website. “I just put that right here [in my mind] and now you have to show and be about it.”

Hunt, 22, rushed for a league-leading 1,327 yards, while catching 53 passes for 455 yards and three touchdowns. He wants to grow in the passing game.

“I want to be known as a guy who can do it all,” Hunt said. “Le’Veon [Bell] is a great receiver out of the backfield and route-runner, and I definitely want to show more of that.”

Hunt’s 1,782 yards from scrimmage ranked third in the league in 2017.

8 responses to “Kareem Hunt has gained respect he didn’t get this time a year ago

  1. Respect is EARNED. He was drafted exactly where his college stats reflected – somewhere just below the top tier guys like Fournette and McCaffrey.

  2. firedup1 says:
    March 29, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    What a beast. With the addition of Watson the defense can not stac the box.
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    Huh? Deshuan Watson plays for the Houston Texans and Benjamin Watson just recently rejoined the New Orleans Saints…I don’t know….maybe you meant Sammy Watkins

  3. akira554 says:
    March 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Respect is EARNED. He was drafted exactly where his college stats reflected – somewhere just below the top tier guys like Fournette and McCaffrey.

    Kareem Hunt outplayed both Fournette and McCaffrey as a rookie.

  4. Hunt was definitely a sleeper that should have been drafted higher. Every year some players fall through the cracks,

  5. Kareem will shine, even more this year.
    With Alex Smith gone, I think teams will be hesitant to stack the box against the run.

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