Top 5 2023 free agents Seahawks should sign for future success
By Lee Vowell
Number 3: Seahawks could use running back Kareem Hunt
It is difficult to believe Hunt is still only 27 years old. He will never have another season like he did when he was a rookie with the Chiefs in 2017. Kansas City’s offense was multi-faceted and got the most out of Hunt’s skill. But in the last five years, due to a horrible off-field issue and being stuck behind Nick Chubb in Cleveland, Hunt hasn’t been overused. This should mean he has fresh legs for a couple of years at least. Half of his career touches came in the first two years of his career.
Hunt would also be a good fit on Shane Waldron’s offense. Hunt can run between the tackles if needed and has averaged 4.5 yards a carry in his career. He also has a nose for the end zone as he has 48 career touchdowns in 1,044 career touches. That is high-level production. In two different seasons, Hunt has scored double-digit touchdowns.
But Hunt is also an excellent pass catcher. Hunt has caught 80.2 percent of his targets over six years. He has 17 career touchdown receptions. 86 of his 195 catches have turned into first downs so clearly Hunt has an idea of what to do with the ball once he catches it.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also isn’t afraid to take chances on players who have had past off-field problems. Since 2018, though, Hunt has remained issue-free. And Seattle could use his services to back up Ken Walker as Walker should be RB1 with the Seahawks for many seasons to come.