So far, it has been a quiet offseason for suspended former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. The All-Pro was cut from the Chiefs after a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in a hotel lobby, throwing his future career into flux.
Hunt has shown remorse and appears to be eyeing a return to the NFL, and because of the fact that he left the league in his prime, he's likely to get a second chance. Nothing concrete has been reported about Hunt speaking to teams, but apparently a couple franchises with female owners have been scouting the disgraced RB.
No. Chicago and Buffalo were considering sniffing around was what I had heard. https://t.co/E8hriYAGwO— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 11, 2019
NFL insider Benjamin Allbright has apparently heard that the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills are considering taking a chance on Hunt. This rumble on the Hunt front doesn't come as a complete surprise.
The Bears head coach, Matt Nagy, worked closely with Hunt during his time as offensive coordinator of the Chiefs. Hunt and Chicago could be a good match, being that their WR Allen Robinson said that he thinks Hunt would be welcomed with open arms.
“From when I met Kareem Hunt and everything like that, for us to bring him into our locker room, I think guys would welcome him with open arms. He’d be one of us. A guy they’d bring into our locker room would be our brother.”— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) February 1, 2019
- Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson told @patrickfinley
Buffalo, however, does come as a bit of a surprise, but any NFL team desperate for talent in the backfield has the potential to at least take a look at Hunt. The Bills' patience with LeSean McCoy amid controversy proves they're not averse to such things.
If Hunt does get a second chance and return to the gridiron, let's hope that he learned his lesson first.