The Chicago Bears have signaled their interest in Kareem Hunt.
Even though Kareem Hunt has taken all the measures asked of him, in the wake of his public outing as a "violent offender," multiple NFL teams have already lined up to inquire about his services ahead of next season. ESPN first broached the subject by publishing a piece in earnest which aired the Bears' interest in the out-of-work running back. Head coach Matt Nagy spoke candidly on the issue.
"I talked to Kareem, completely wanting to know how he's doing," Nagy said. "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."
Matt Nagy's relationship with Kareem dates back to his days as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator when the running back was but a rookie. A trusting relationship born out of experience would be ideal for Hunt as he looks to rebound from personal turmoil - but as NFL insiders are pointing out, multiple teams have hung flyers. In a sport dominated by male insolence (at its worst), NFL owners would likely jump at the chance to sign a high impact player like Hunt on the cheap, regardless of social deviance - as painful as it is to admit.