Kareem Hunt was tutored by Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 and 2018.
Could a reunion with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy of the Washington Commanders be in the works now that running back Kareem Hunt’s chances of joining the Cleveland Browns again appear to be slim?
The Browns aren’t interested in re-signing Hunt due of his deteriorating speed, according to Cleveland.com. Hunt gained 423 yards and three touchdowns on 123 carries for an average of 3.8 yards.
He also found himself trailing Nick Chubb of the Browns, who ran for 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns and is currently ranked No. 3 in the NFL.
In 2017, while Bieniemy served as the team’s running backs coach, Hunt, then 27 years old, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Hunt finished narrowly behind New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year with 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns in his debut season.
Hunt rushed for 824 yards and seven touchdowns on 181 carries in 11 games in 2018, Bieniemy’s first season as Kansas City’s offensive coordinator. Hunt finished the season with 378 receiving yards and seven touchdown grabs, averaging 14.5 yards per catch. The Chiefs terminated Hunt after an altercation off the field, ending Hunt’s season abruptly.
During their two years working together in Kansas City, Bieniemy brought out the best in Hunt. Hunt probably won’t be able to recover that form, but the opportunity to work with Bieniemy and platoon with Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson could allow him to make the most of his remaining playing time.