|Chance of Injury in 2021:||42%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||3.3%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||1.7|
You probably remember why Hunt didn’t play much last season.
The former Chief received an 8-game ban for shoving and kicking a woman in February of 2018. Later in the year — just prior to Week 1 — Hunt underwent surgery for a sports hernia.
Upon returning, he played a complementary role behind 2nd-year stud Nick Chubb. Hunt never reached double-digit carries but averaged 5.5 targets per game vs. Chubb’s 2.1. Impressively, Hunt was credited with 15 avoided tackles on catches by Pro Football Focus. That ranked top-10 at RB, despite Hunt finishing outside the top-20 in receptions.
He excelled on the ground, albeit on a small sample. His 19 avoided tackles on just 44 attempts certainly lined up with the powerful back we saw in Kansas City.
The Browns brought back Hunt — formerly a restricted free agent — on a Round 2 tender. He’ll make about $3 million in another contract year.
Again, though, he projects as a complementary piece behind Chubb. The former Georgia Bulldog matches Hunt in power and brings even more size at 227 lbs. (vs. 215). Interestingly, only 2 of Hunt’s carries came in goal line situations. Chubb tied Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey for a league-leading 32 goal-line carries.
Still, there’s an optimistic angle here for Hunt. The Browns are ushering in new OC Kevin Stefanski, a noted fan of running the rock. In his lone stop as an OC (2019 with Minnesota), the Vikings registered the 3rd highest run rate (50.5%). That translated to 476 attempts, o…
|Dec 2, 2020||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Hunt was a limited participant in Cleveland's practice due to a thigh injury ahead of Week 13 game. He was cleared for that game at Tennessee|