Kareem Hunt: What's Next?
Kareem Hunt watched the Browns give contract extensions to fellow running back Nick Chubb, Denzel Ward, Joel Bitonio, David Njoku and Wyatt Teller in the last 12 months.
There also was the huge trade for Deshaun Watson, along with the record-breaking $230 million guaranteed contract the Browns delivered to the quarterback.
Hunt is in camp with the Browns, but didn’t take part in team drills on Friday and Saturday. He also reportedly has asked the team for a trade, according to Cabot.
A trade request is OK. A few players do it each season. Njoku was the latest, and he ended up signing an extension with the Browns.
Hunt wisely returned to business as usual, running sprints with the team and participating in full practice on Sunday.
He knows Chubb is the main running back. He watched the Browns draft promising Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford and re-sign a solid veteran in D’Ernest Johnson.
The odds of Hunt receiving a lucrative long-term extension with the Browns are close to zero.