Browns' Kareem Hunt reportedly asks team for extension, unsure of future: 'I'd love to finish my career here'

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Kareem Hunt does not yet understand what his NFL future holds. The seasoned running back is getting in a fascinating season in 2022, one that will pay him a base pay of simply $1.35 million while striking the Cleveland Browns wage cap for $6.25 million — thanks to a $4.9 million lineup benefit — and it’s likewise the last year of his existing agreement with the group. This suggests both he and the Browns have a choice to make about his future, and it appears he’s currently made his.

Hunt has actually apparently notified the Browns he desires an extension to stay with his home town group, per Cleveland.com, however the Toledo native is still waiting to see what comes of that ask.

“Right now I’m just taking it day by day, man,” Hunt stated at minicamp. “I’m going to see what they want to do with me and I’m just taking it day by day. Hopefully I can be here longterm. We’ll see what God has in plan for me, that’s all I can say.”

“I was born and raised here,” Hunt included. “I’d love to finish my career here and just keep playing the game with (Nick) Chubb longer and with the great guys on this great team.”

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The existence of Hunt in Cleveland has actually typically developed a vibrant one-two punch in tandem with Chubb, and the latter parlayed his production as a three-time Pro Bowler into a three-year, $36.6 million extension signed last summer season. 

Hunt, who is coming off of a season where he missed out on numerous video games due to a calf injury and who has actually seen the Browns support him throughout difficulties and accusations off of the field, would not fairly command an agreement equivalent to that of Chubb; however he’s likewise an important piece that includes adaptability to the hurrying attack. To that point, he’s just one year gotten rid of from acquiring more than 1,100 lawns from skirmish with 11 goals (2020), which’s production the Browns would probably want to keep around. 

But, for his part, Hunt undoubtedly does not have actually a kept reading the scenario.

“I really don’t know what to think right now,” he stated. “I’m just trying to go out there and show them I’m healthy, show them I’m ready to ball out for them as long as they want me to, so I’d love to here for a long time.”



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