Kareem Hunt: I was cool with whatever happened at trading deadline

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Last week, it seemed like running back Kareem Hunt‘s time with the Browns could be up following the team’s Monday night victory over the Bengals.

But then the trade deadline came and went and Hunt remained with his hometown team.

Hunt said Monday that he was feeling emotional as the game started, knowing it could be his last with Cleveland. Hunt’s contract is up at the end of the season and the Browns reportedly received some interest in the running back.

But Hunt is just fine sticking with Cleveland for the rest of 2022.

“It is what it is,” Hunt said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I’ve got a job to do. I was cool with whatever happened.”

Hunt received some praise from G.M. Andrew Berry, who told reporters during Cleveland’s bye last week that he’s expecting Hunt to have a strong second half of the season.

“I guess it’s nice, but I’m just going to show up and work,” Hunt said. “I’m not going to worry about the outside noise and stuff. I was just worried about showing up to work wherever.”

Working in tandem with running back Nick Chubb, Hunt has 305 yards rushing with three touchdowns plus 19 receptions for 117 yards with one receiving touchdown in 2022.

“I just want opportunities to be able to make plays and play the game I love,” Hunt said. “I feel I can help this team or any team in the NFL win. It doesn’t really matter to me.”

5 responses to “Kareem Hunt: I was cool with whatever happened at trading deadline

  1. That’s the right attitude, no sense in dwelling on what he COULDN’T Control. Best to be as Positive and Productive as possible with impending Free Agency looming ahead.

  2. He wasn’t cool with it because they showed him several times on the sideline and he looked like someone ran over his dog. He loves Cleveland and he loves the Browns. I’m glad that ownership realized that and decided to keep him. The season isn’t lost yet.

  3. I’d like to see the Browns use him more, and not always instead of Chubb. How about WITH Chubb on the field, too?

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