Kareem Hunt landing spots: Bills, 49ers among best fits for Browns RB after trade request
The Browns are facing yet another trade request from one of their key offensive players. Kareem Hunt has asked for a trade away from Cleveland as he looks for a new contract.
Hunt is in the latter year of a two-year, $12 million extension he signed with the Browns in 2020.
He will be a free agent following the 2022 season and previously expressed a desire to remain in Cleveland.
However, Hunt's view has apparently changed with the Browns reluctant to give him a new deal.
He now wants a chance to play elsewhere, and could potentially look to establish himself as a team's lead back instead of being a high-end backup to Nick Chubb.
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns have "no plans of trading Hunt," but it's worth noting that the Browns were also steadfast in their desire to keep Baker Mayfield.
Cleveland finally dealt the former No. 1 overall pick in July after spending months hoping he would play for them during Deshaun Watson's suspension.
So, the Browns may be adamant about their stance on Hunt, but things can change. And if they do, there should be plenty of suitors for Hunt, as noted by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.