Kareem Hunt is getting a second chance with the Cleveland Browns after signing with them in the offseason. The running back was released by the Chiefs after a video surfaced of him kicking a woman, however, he still has some supporters. When asked about his former teammate being cut from KC, star tight end Travis Kelce gave an emotional response.
Hunt was stellar for the Chiefs in his two years with the team. He ran for 1,327 yards in his rookie season and built terrific relationships with his teammates. While the Chiefs made the right decision in releasing him, you can tell his teammates such as Kelce still believe in him and support him.
The running back could easily turnaround his reputation in Cleveland, where he'll be joining one of the most anticipated offense of next season. Furthermore, making such a big mistake at his young age could possibly be a severe wake-up call for Hunt, as he is looking to turn a new leaf with his new opportunity.
New Browns’ RB Kareem Hunt is being baptized today in Cleveland. “I’m looking forward to it so I can feel reborn,” Hunt told reporters last week.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2019
The 23-year-old running back will still face further punishment for his actions as he has been suspended for the first eight games of next season. However, he still has a chance to show that he is a changed man, and make his supporters, such as Kelce, proud.