Browns refuse to run again Kareem Huntasked to trade in August but is said to be willing to trade with him now.
Here are potential destinations for Hunt, whose 263 yards of dash and 87 yards of Nick Chubb’s mostly backup serve.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs’ running game is floundering. Leonard Fournette had 362 yards on 103 attempts, 3.5 yards per take. Third-round rookie Rachaad White has 71 yards of javelin and a TD on 26 attempts. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, the only rerun on the active roster, did not play actively.
Tom Brady needs help with his 3-4 Bucs.
There’s no obvious RB1 in Denver, and Hunt has the potential to fill that role.
Javonte Williams was one of the few bright spots in the Broncos’ poor offensive behavior before he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 4. On Monday, the Broncos substituted RB Mike Boone with injury.
Also on Monday, Denver announced Marlon Mack from the 49ers’ practice team, adding him to Latavius Murray and Melvin Gordon’s less-than-characteristic twin.
Since joining the team in Week 6, Murray has 93 yards of charge and 23 touchdowns. After picking up just three attempts in Week 6, Gordon had 11 33 yards against the Jets in Week 7. He has a 234 yard dash from 66 attempts this season.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams were reportedly racing for Christian McCaffrey before he was assigned to the 49ers, so it’s clear they’re looking for help.
Darrell Henderson is the main Rams return, but questions remain as to who will be next.
Malcolm Brown saw his first game of the league season against the Panthers in Week 6. The team is making an offer to Cam Akers, who was dropped from the Panthers game for personal reasons and is available through Commerce.
McVay said the team is willing to keep Akers, but a swap for Hunt with some additional compensation could be in the picture. The Rams are already thin on draft capital, but after James Robinson was traded to the Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick, they might not have to drop much.
Miles Sanders is eighth in the league for dash yards with 485, but the addition of another weapon could go a long way as the undefeated Eagles want to enter the Super Bowl.
This won’t be the first time the Eagles have pulled off a significant win mid-season, as they traded for Jay Ajayi in 2017 en route to the Super Bowl LII championship. Ajayi joined a backing committee that included LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement.
Hunt would be a great addition to Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, November 1 at 4 p.m. ET.