After Kareem Hunt took the NFL by storm a season ago by being just the sixth rookie in history to earn the rushing title, it's hard to imagine him getting any better... right?


Well, during this year's OTAs, the running back is focusing on other aspects of the game aside from just rushing the ball.

Last season he looked good ​catching the ball out of the backfield. Of course though, his route-running isn't as polished as taking handoffs from the QB. 


He's expected to be one of the league's top players, but might surprise everyone yet again.

One of the things Hunt hit upon was that this time around he doesn't have to focus on getting drafted and wondering where he'll be playing. This offseason he has been able to simply focus on becoming a better football player.


He'll be catching passes from a new QB this season in Patrick Mahomes, who is his ​best friend on the team. The two were both drafted last season and went through rookie camp together.


Hunt finds himself in some pretty good company already. Three of the last five rookies (Edgerrin James, Eric Dickerson and Earl Campbell) to lead the league in rushing went on to defend their title the following year. 


Those are some pretty big names. It'll be a lot of fun to watch Hunt next season to see if he can join those three players.