Kareem Hunt was released at the end of November by the Chiefs as a result of footage that surfaced in 2018 over him pushing and kicking a woman at a hotel. She pushed him first and what supposedly went down was that Hunt kicked her out of his hotel room and he took it physical after she called him the n-word for kicking her out.
The question now is if an NFL team will give Hunt another chance since he was one of the best running backs in the league. Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy recently spoke to Hunt on the phone about how his personal life has been and it was a good conversation, per ESPN. Their relationship dates back to 2017 where Nagy was Kansas City’s offensive coordinator. Hunt was a rookie and lit up the NFL instantly.
“I talked to Kareem, completely wanting to know how he’s doing,” said Nagy. “We had a good conversation. Here’s a kid that I spent a year coaching on offense. It’s a tough situation. I wanted to see … making sure that he’s OK but understanding, too, the situation that happened is unfortunate for everybody. He knows that.”
Nagy also said that he was raised to give people second chances. Chicago already has the explosive RB combo of Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard but Howard will be going into the final year of his contract. Bears GM Ryan Pace said that nothing is definite as the NFL is still investigating Hunt.
“We’re not even there yet,” said Pace. “I mean, I know what he is as a player obviously from watching. Matt knows more about him as a person. We’re not even close to that point.”