Kareem Hunt wants to move on.
The Cleveland Browns has reportedly told him no, according to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
Hunt has been part of a two-headed rushing attack that Cleveland has leaned on the past two seasons.
But Hunt’s production dipped in an injury-plagued 2021 season that saw him appear in just 8 games.
And now, the Brown is part of a team that figures to shift to a more balanced — if not pass-heavy attack under Kevin Stefanski and, at some point. Deshaun Watson.
The Browns have already moved on from several other mainstays (Tretter, Higgins, Clowney)
In a season that could quickly go sideways with an uncertain QB room, it might make sense to market Hunt this preseason and trade him for future picks that could bolster the team in 2023 and beyond.
The Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and, interestingly, Hunt’s former team — the Kansas City Chiefs — might be clubs that could pick up the phone.