Could former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt be back on an NFL roster soon?
Tough to tell, but we do know that second-year Bears head coach Matt Nagy has expressed a bit of interest in Hunt due to their ties together in Kansas City.
Chicago Bears' Coach Matt Nagy Doesn't Rule Out Signing Kareem Hunt, Cutting Cody Parkey https://t.co/73A5dZpkUT— BroBible (@BroBible) January 14, 2019
In Monday's press conference reviewing the 2018 season, Nagy had a few remarks towards his relationship with Hunt.
“Me, personally, depending on certain people’s situations, I’m a guy that has always been [willing to give second chances],” Nagy said. “I’ve been kind of raised that way to give guys second chances.”
Nagy said that he and Hunt "had a good conversation" last week. Bears' general manager Ryan Pace pushed back on speculation that Hunt could be headed to Chicago, saying that "we’re not even close to that point."
Bears HC Matt Nagy spoke recently w/fromer KC RB Kareem Hunt to find out how he's doing personally. “It’s an unfortunate situation...learning lesson for everybody.” Nagy was raised on second chances as a coach, but admits every situation is different. @WBBMNewsradio— Jeff Joniak (@JeffJoniak) January 14, 2019
Nagy coached Hunt as the offensive coordinator in Kansas City during the 2017 season, Hunt's rookie year. So, it's safe to say Nagy is very familiar with Hunt as a player. Whether or not the Bears front office decides to roll the dice on Hunt given character issues and an impending suspension by the NFL is a different story.
In late November, the Chiefs released the star running back after a TMZ video surfaced of an alleged assault by Hunt on a woman in a Cleveland hotel. For now, Hunt is awaiting his league suspension and teams will be understandably cautious in signing him.