Kareem Hunt is a divisive figure in the NFL right now. The 2017 rushing champion as a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs, appearing on the way to stardom.
However, Hunt remains on the commissioner’s exempt list and a pariah for many because of the video captured in a Cleveland hotel of him pushing and kicking a woman. The Chiefs released him and he was suspended by the league.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there are several teams interested in giving Hunt a second chance.
Hopefully the Detroit Lions are one of them.
Hunt would be an excellent fit with the Lions in Darrell Bevell’s offensive scheme. With Kerryon Johnson already in place, Hunt would add a formidable pairing who can thrive in both the run and receiving game. His acceleration, vision and balance are all great complements to Johnson.
If all goes well, Hunt emerges as the lead dog and Johnson, who lost nearly half his rookie season to injury, becomes a great No. 2. That’s an ideal situation. Even better, Hunt’s price tag shouldn’t be too high because of the off-field baggage and controversy.
If it doesn’t work with Hunt, at least the Lions tried to add an impact talent with the chance of hitting it big, and did so without giving away anything.