Kareem Hunt was expected to be traded at the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline, but it didn’t happen as he remained with the Cleveland Browns. That being said, it appears he’s likely done with the franchise this off-season. Browns writer Scott Petrak reported Monday the only way Hunt actually stays is if no other team wants to acquire him in a trade, which could result in the running back taking a pay cut to return to Cleveland, as reported by Michael Fabiano.
This scenario does feel highly unlikely because he’s still a very productive back and was solid behind Nick Chubb for several years. In 2022, the former Kansas City Chief rushed for 3.8 yards per carry, including three touchdowns. That was actually one of his worst campaigns in a while though, registering over four yards per carry in five straight years.