3 Most Likely Kareem Hunt Free Agent Destinations

3 Most Likely Kareem Hunt Free Agent Destinations


Wednesday, March 15 marks the beginning of the NFL's free-agent signing period. This year's crop of names features some talented running backs, including Kareem Hunt, who just racked up 678 total scrimmage yards and 4 touchdowns on 158 touches over 17 games with the Cleveland Browns last season.

Was 2022 Hunt's most productive campaign? No, but he still put up a strong stat line while backing up Nick Chubb. The 27-year-old veteran rusher already proved that he could be a starting RB while he was with the Kansas City Chiefs and whenever Chubb missed time, making him a name that several NFL teams will look into.

In the meantime, here's a look at Hunt's three most likely free-agent destinations.

Kareem Hunt Free Agency

1. Denver Broncos

NBC Sports' Matt Berry reported Monday that there's talk that Denver Broncos No. 1 RB Javonte Williams could miss all of 2023 due to last season's ACL tear. With Chase Edmonds being their only other legitimate rushing option under contract, going after Hunt is a no-brainer for them. First of all, bringing him in instantly gives quarterback Russell Wilson a reliable threat in the backfield. Playing under a Super Bowl-winning coach is also enticing for most players, which is exactly what Hunt would get on the Broncos with Sean Payton. And even if Williams winds up playing, he and Hunt would create one of the top rushing tandems in the NFL, really opening up what Denver's offense could do.

2. Miami Dolphins

While the Miami Dolphins had a top-10 aerial attack last season, their run game left a lot to be desired. None of their running backs could get much going, leading to the eighth-fewest rushing yards per game in the NFL. Without a single RB on the roster at the moment, it makes all the sense in the world for the Dolphins to sign Hunt. Playing behind Chubb for the last four seasons means that Hunt still has a lot left in the tank and could likely handle being a starting role for the entire 2023 campaign. It's hard to imagine Miami taking the next step without seriously upgrading its backfield, so acquiring Hunt should be a top priority.

3. Buffalo Bills

If the Buffalo Bills want QB Josh Allen to have a lengthy career, they need someone like Hunt to help take the pressure off his shoulders in the run game. After all, Allen accounted for 28.8% of his team's carries and 34.1% of its rushing yards last season. Now that Devin Singletary is hitting free agency, the Bills are left with James Cook and Nyheim Hines. While the duo is talented, Buffalo will be in serious trouble if one gets injured, highlighting the need for Hunt's presence. Playing for the Bills also gives Hunt a great opportunity at his first Super Bowl ring without needing to be the focal point of the offense. Buffalo might not have a ton of cap space, but playing for a top-5 team could easily convince Hunt to take a pay cut to make it work.

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