Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has multiple teams interested in signing him this offseason and could have a new job sooner rather than later, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Multiple teams interested in former Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt, who now is expected to have a job “sooner rather later”, per source.https://t.co/UiBjFBnqk1
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2019
Here is what Schefter wrote in his article Sunday morning about the possibility of Hunt getting a job with another NFL team.
“Multiple teams have expressed interest in Hunt, and it now appears the former Chiefs running back will have a job ‘sooner rather than later,’ one league source told ESPN,” Schefter wrote.
Hunt was cut from Kansas City’s roster in late November after a video surfaced of him kicking and shoving a woman. According to Schefter, a source has told him that Hunt appears to be making progress with his counseling, which is why teams are interested in signing him.
Matt Nagy, the Bears head coach and former offensive coordinator for the Chiefs in 2017 during Hunt’s rookie season, didn’t rule this past week the notion that Chicago could be in the sweepstakes for Hunt when the time is right. But it turns out that the Bears are not the only team interested in the running back.
Hunt is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list and is still likely to deal with some kind of suspension. Ian Rapoport reported that Hunt will learn how long his suspension will be by March, right before the free agency period begins. But if he does everything according to plan, there’s still a chance we can see him on the playing field as early as this year.