Kareem Hunt would love to finish his career in his hometown

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Kareem Hunt is scheduled to become a restricted free agent in March. The running back hopes to remain in Cleveland, his hometown.

“Ain’t no place like home, and this is home for me, so I’d love to be in my hometown playing for a long time, maybe finish my career,’’ Hunt said Friday, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “That would be something special. You never know. I’m just excited to do whatever it takes. They’re going to get a ballplayer.”

Hunt has 74 touches for 428 yards and three touchdowns in the seven games since returning from an eight-game suspension.

“I feel like I’m a difference-maker on the field,’’ Hunt said. “I feel like I could’ve helped win a couple more games and that’s how I feel personally.’’

Starter Nick Chubb leads the league in rushing with 1,453 yards and faces the Bengals’ 32nd-ranked rushing defense this week. Hunt won the rushing title as a rookie in 2017 with 1,327 yards.

“It means a lot [to win one],’’ Hunt said. “ I don’t know a lot of backs who can say they won a rushing title. It’s hard to do. You’ve got to be consistent. You’ve got to come ready to play every game, and Nick deserves it. He’s a workhorse type of guy, a good person, and I can’t be happier for him. He deserves the rushing title, no doubt, and I believe he’s going to get it.’’

12 responses to “Kareem Hunt would love to finish his career in his hometown

  1. Imagine if this guy was smart enough to stay out of trouble. He’d be a beast in KC. But he chose to be a fighter who likes to get drunk.

    Too bad.

  2. It’s hard to imagine how the Browns are ranked 18th in total offense and 11th in rushing yards. One of these three has to go: Fred Kitchens, Baker Mayfield or the offensive line. I feel bad for Browns fans; I would have been excited a.f. before the season began.

  3. Kareem is saying all the right things

    Hopefully he is doing all the right things

    It’s too bad he wasn’t up front with Clark, he was a monster in KC

  4. I bet he would! Lets not forget which PD covered up him tackling, and kicking that teen girl when she was on the ground. They didn’t even care enough to check security footage or file chargers about his posse confiscating her phones sims card to prevent her from calling the cops (Felony!) and deleting videos on it.

  5. Browns will re-sign or match, then devise an offense built with chubb/hunt similar to mack/byner which will allow beckham/landry to shine in play action game. Need to upgrade RT and RG (though the RG could be Teller/Forbes – or both if Forbes can play RT). Bring in competition at LT and re-sign Schobert – media expectations were too high, they beat nobody in 18.

  6. A&J Grant says:
    December 27, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    It’s hard to imagine how the Browns are ranked 18th in total offense and 11th in rushing yards. One of these three has to go: Fred Kitchens, Baker Mayfield or the offensive line. I feel bad for Browns fans; I would have been excited a.f. before the season began.

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    You people will never learn…This isn’t a video game. You can’t build a team overnight, especially with primadonnas, immaturity and no leadership.

    Anyone with half a brain saw this coming a mile away.

    This isn’t MLB. You can’t buy winning.

  7. hawks1124 says:
    December 27, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I bet he would! Lets not forget which PD covered up him tackling, and kicking that teen girl when she was on the ground. They didn’t even care enough to check security footage or file chargers about his posse confiscating her phones sims card to prevent her from calling the cops (Felony!) and deleting videos on it.
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    You do this for every player who got in trouble or do you pick and choose?

  8. December 27, 2019 at 6:55 pm
    A&J Grant says: It’s hard to imagine how the Browns are ranked 18th in total offense and 11th in rushing yards. One of these three has to go: Fred Kitchens, Baker Mayfield or the offensive line. I feel bad for Browns fans; I would have been excited a.f. before the season began.
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    tylawspick6 says: You people will never learn…This isn’t a video game. You can’t build a team overnight, especially with primadonnas, immaturity and no leadership. Anyone with half a brain saw this coming a mile away.This isn’t MLB. You can’t buy winning.
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    If you—or anyone else—claims that they knew a team with two top ten running backs and two top ten receivers along with a strong rookie qb would have a bottom half offensive unit, then you are full of some stink.

    What you and others that use the “video game” expectations argument fail to understand is that nobody thinks a video game is any type of blueprint for success. It takes talent and that is what the rest of us look at. This team had a massive amount of talent going into the season and they reasonably should have been a top-ten offensive unit.

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