This seems like a rather significant over reaction. Hunt looked good, but he frankly didn’t look special. NE’s defense looked pathetic. 3 of Hunt’s most impactful plays came from the defense falling flat in its face: 1) PI set up his goal line TD; 2) NE put a DE on him in coverage (shocker, he got burned deep); 3) KC completely steamrolled the entire NE front 7 to allow Hunt a free lane forn 58 yards. He didn’t look particularly fast, quick, or sudden, and he didn’t make any great cuts that I saw. What he did do was show good power, and excellent balance. He’s a good RB, snd is in an excellent system for RBs, but we need to tap the breaks hard on this hype.
This may be a good trade, but I want to see more of Gurley in a real offensive scheme before I ship him off, and I want Hunt to prove he’s not a one hit wonder (I don’t think he is, but this is very likely to be the best week if his career) before I pay up for him.