Kareem Hunt looking for an extension with Browns

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Running back Kareem Hunt is heading into the final year of his contract with the Browns and he’s hoping it won’t be his last deal with the team.

Hunt said that his agent has spoken to the team “a little bit” about an extension that would keep him from hitting the open market in 2023 and is “going to see what they want to do with me.” He has a base salary of $1.35 million this year.

“I really don’t know what to think right now,’’ Hunt said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I’m just trying to go out there and show them I’m healthy, show them I’m ready to ball out for them as long as they want me to, so I’d love to here for a long time. . . . I was born and raised here. I’d love to finish my career here and just keep playing the game with [Nick] Chubb longer and with the great guys on this great team.”

Hunt joined the Browns after serving a suspension in 2019 and played every game in 2020, but only played eight games last year because of calf and ankle injuries. He has 319 carries for 1,406 yards and 13 touchdowns to go with 97 catches for 763 yards and six touchdowns in Cleveland.

Chubb is signed through 2024 and the Browns drafted Jerome Ford in the fifth round this year to go with D'Ernest Johnson as further options out of the backfield.

10 responses to “Kareem Hunt looking for an extension with Browns

  1. Another pukey protected Goodell player. There was video and the Chiefs covered it up with Goodell, each claiming they had no access to security video.

  2. Actually surprised that by now he isn’t on another team as an rb1. He was looking like a stud before he messed up off the field.

  3. So was Baker, you might want to get some advice from him before you go any further.

  4. Honestly, this is sort of pathetic. He’s essentially begging a contract with his statements.

    The truth is that they have Chubb locked in for his most productive years moving forward, two vets AND a rookie rostered. After the injuries limited him last year my best guess moving forward is that the Browns either try to give him a minor contract offer (3yr/15-20mil) and force him to take it now, or play this year for the 1.35, have the Browns ghost ride the whip, then let him walk to a new city.

    No way you can offer this guy big money, and for obvious reasons, football-related or otherwise.

  5. Why not? If anyone is going to give out mega contracts to mediocre talent with questionable history and morals it’s the Cleveland Browns.

  6. touchback6 says:
    June 17, 2022 at 6:23 pm
    Another pukey protected Goodell player. There was video and the Chiefs covered it up with Goodell, each claiming they had no access to security video.

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    You’re thinking of Ray Rice, not Kareem Hunt. Hunt lied to the Chiefs about what happened. When the video was released a few months later, they cut him within a few hours even though they were getting ready to play the Raiders that week and Hunt was RB1 and many thought the best running back in the league.

  7. I can’t help but wonder what might have been if not for that fateful night in a Cleveland hotel. As they say people, places and things. For Hunt that was old friends, home town and alcohol. I think if not for that night you certainly would have had to add Hunt’s name to the trio of Mahomes, Hill and Kelce…and with that I think the Chiefs offence would have been truly historic and unstoppable.

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