Chicago Bears: 3 free agent options from the AAF

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Chicago Bears, Akeem Hunt
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Akeem Hunt

Everyone reading this is certainly familiar with Hunt, the former running back from the Kansas City Chiefs. Many fans have been clamoring for months to give this player, who is no longer in the league, another chance to succeed in the NFL.

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Of course, we’re talking about Akeem Hunt. That’s who you were thinking of, right? Ok, maybe you were thinking of Kareem Hunt, but he obviously comes with a significant amount of off-the-field issues that have been discussed here at length in the past.

However, Akeem has no such issues lingering this offseason and would be able to jump in and play right away. Though he has been in the league since 2015, he really hasn’t gotten a whole lot of run so to speak.

He saw limited action with the Houston Texans and Chiefs, though he was used as a kick returner which adds some versatility (and appeal) to his game.

In his opening night game for the Orlando Apollos, Hunt went for 73 yards on 10 carries (7.3 yards per carry). Playing for the pass-happy Steve Spurrier, it’s a bit of a surprise he got that many carries, but Hunt made the most of them. Where he struggled a bit was in the receiving game where he failed to haul in a pass on five targets. Though if you watched the game, many of those were on the quarterback. Its something to monitor the rest of the way, but he’s definitely worth keeping tabs on.