Kaeem Hunt, for doubting you, I sincerely apologize.
Coming out of Toledo, Hunt was loved by many draftniks as a middle round sleeper who could make a big impact at running back on a NFL team. He had pass catching skills and was a good runner, never losing a fumble once in college. Despite this, I thought his speed was average and that he lacked home-run hitting ability. On his big runs at Toledo he got caught from behind, and going from MAC to a fast NFL I thought that his deficiencies would show. When he lost a fumble on his first NFL carry I admittedly felt vindicated in my opinion of Hunt. What has transpired since that play has been nothing short of the most spectacular start to a rookie season we’ve ever seen.
Through two games, Hunt is averaging 7.2 yards a carry and 15.8 yards per reception. He has 3 rushing touchdowns and 2 through the air. He has a 58-yard rushing touchdown which is the longest in the NFL this season, and his 78-yard receiving touchdown is second only to Austin Hooper’s 81-yard touchdown scamper. Not noted in his gaudy stats has been Hunt’s innate ability to pass block. Pass protection is usually the single hardest thing for backs to adjust to coming into the NFL, but Hunt looks to be an old pro.
Hunt is the two week NFL MVP, and I see no signs of him slowing down.