Ever since the off-season, I’ve had to sit here defend this dude who is an elite talent and a top shelf WORKHORSE 3-down RB against haters. Has been since last year. The hate was unreal despite him coming out as the leagues leading rusher and accumulating 1800+ yards from scrim as a rookie last season.
In the offseason, had to hear people constantly complain about how he had like 4-5 bad games last year as if that isn’t the case for anyone not named Gurley. Even Kamara/Zeke have shown limitations this year. It happens to everyone.
Then all off season and early few weeks, people talking about how replacement level RB Spencer Ware was going to significantly eat into his carries cause of how “talented” Ware was and how Hunt was only good cause ware was injured. Laughable.
And then when that didn’t play out, it was more complaining about how he wasn’t involved enough in the offense and pass game, despite playing over 75% of the teams snaps and dominating the carries at 80%+ and getting all of the goal line carries and still providing a decent floor of 15 points with the exception of 1 week.
Now we’re almost half the season in, and Hunt is a top 6 RB and picking things up right where he left off last year. Anything else people want to complain about about him? Or are we simply going to come to terms and accept reality? Hunt is a stud. Just live the repercussions of fading him for the wrong reasons.
Long live Kareem Hunt.