The Chicago Bears are looking for a piece that could put them over the top after a disappointing end to their 2018 season, and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kareem Hunt could be that guy.
The now infamous former Chiefs running back was released mid-season by Kansas City following the release of security camera video showing him assaulting a woman in a hotel from an incident that dated back to earlier in the year.
Bears won’t rule out pursuing former Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt:https://t.co/K9l7GmSwjc
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2019
Hunt does have a good relationship with Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who calls the RB a “very good kid.”
Nagy did not shy away from the topic of not ruling out signing Hunt during a press conference Monday, noting he talked to him just last week.
”The only thing I cared about when I talked to him was literally his personal life, how he’s doing,” Nagy said, via Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic. “There were no issues at all,” Nagy said, via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “He was a really, really good kid. He came to work every day. He wasn’t late to meetings, any of that. … It’s a learning lesson. That’s the biggest thing, making sure he understood that when I talked to him.”
The Bears will of course need to healthy weigh the public relation ramifications to signing a player like Hunt, who if he is signed, is still on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and will likely served a suspension upon re-entering the league.