On November 30, 2018, the career and dynasty value of Kareem Hunt looked to be destroyed when a video surfaced involving Hunt and a woman in an altercation. Later that day, the Kansas City Chiefs released him and Damien Williams carried the Chiefs backfield for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Now 73 days later, Hunt has surprisingly found a new home with the Cleveland Browns. The timing and landing spot of the signing are more than a bit curious. First of all, many thought NFL teams would wait to hear the official punishment from the NFL on Hunt violating the league’s personal conduct policy before signing him. In addition, Cleveland is far from a running back needy team heading into 2019 as they currently boast a backfield featuring promising young 2018 rookie Nick Chubb and pass catching dynamo Duke Johnson.. Projections on a suspension for Hunt range anywhere between four games and the full 2019 season, but it’s anyone’s guess as to what it will actually be. Hunt signed a one-year contract with the Browns and will now be a restricted free agent in the 2020 off-season. The Browns are clearly taking a chance on the suspension being short and are willing to take a massive public relations hit to do so.
Let’s take a look at the players involved in this signing and the possible affects this could have on their dynasty values.
Kareem Hunt, RB CLE
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