Bears circling former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

Bears circling former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

Former Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt has been out of a job since being cut by the Chiefs on December 1, but don't be surprised if he ends up signing somewhere else this offseason and definitely don't be surprised if that somewhere else ends up being Chicago.

"He sounded good, but that's it".

Nagy, meanwhile, essentially stumped for the young running back.

Although Hunt only played in 11 games for the Chiefs in 2018, he was still able to total 824 yards on the ground, which ended up ranking 20th overall in the NFL. The Bears, who employ a coach in Nagy who helped turn him into the National Football League rushing leader in 2017, seem like the most obvious destination.

Hunt is 23-years old and was one of the best backs in the league.

Nagy said he spoke with Hunt, who played for him previous year in Kansas City, just last week on the phone. The former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator reached out to Kareem Hunt recently to show his support for the troubled running back.

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For the Bears, the addition of a motivated Hunt could kickstart an offense that's already starting to flourish under Nagy's watch.

Hunt was released by the Chiefs on November 30 after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February. We all understand it. Even with the situation surrounding Hunt's dismissal from the Chiefs. He was arrested 62 days later on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, and was immediately cut. "I didn't think it was a we thing. So we're not even there yet, you know what I mean", said Pace.

"The only thing I cared about when I talked to him was literally his personal life, how he's doing", Nagy said. "But at the end of the day, I'm just going to hold my head high and when things aren't going my way I'm just going to continue to think positive and keep swinging".

Asked whether Hunt deserves a second chance, Nagy said he was "raised to give guys second chances, not third chances".

Nagy worked with Hunt in Kansas City and talked to him about a week ago.

When he is given the green light, the Chicago Bears will be one place willing to at least entertain the thought of bringing in Hunt.