The Denver Broncos hope that this season will be a bounce-back year after star quarterback Russell Wilson struggled a lot after the blockbuster trade sending the future Hall-of-Famer to the Mile High after spending his whole career in Seattle.
The team signed tackle Mike McGlinchey and defensive end Frank Clark this offseason.
They also signed guard Ben Powers, defensive end Zach Allen, and running back Semaje Perine. The front office did a lot to boost both sides of the ball, but yet they did not do that much to support quarterback Russell Wilson.
Although Perine has been a great backup and solid starter, they could use an electric running back to complete the duo. Although Broncos starting running back Javonte Williams is recovering from an ACL injury, there is no guarantee he will be ready to start the season. The 23-year-old has a lot of potential, as seen in his rookie season, but signing this former Pro Bowler could let him ease in and not rush his recovery.
Kareem Hunt Could Boost The Broncos Rushing Attack
Kareem Hunt has been stellar since the night he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. He led the league in rushing in his first season and has over 4,000 rushing yards in six seasons in the NFL. Although he was released in 2018 due to his abuse allegations, he was signed months later by the Cleveland Browns to backup star running back Nick Chubb.
Since then, Chubb and Hunt have led one of the NFL's best backfields, with Hunt racking up over 1,500 rushing yards despite only starting nine games in Cleveland. His 841 yards in 2019 were more than last year's Broncos rushing leader Latavius Murray, who only had 703 yards.
Hunt is not expected to return to Cleveland after his trade request last season was denied. He was making a little over six million dollars per season the last couple of years, but the Broncos could end up signing the former Chief for around four million per year, even if it's only for a year.
With signing Kareem Hunt, it is a low-risk, high-reward signing that could give Denver its new star running back for years to come, or even just a reliable backup. Although the 27-year-old has an injury history, he did play in all 17 games last season. So Broncos fans, would you want to see the former Chief in the backfield in 2023? Or would you rather roll with Perine and Tony Jones Jr until Williams gets back?
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