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NFL Analyst Floats Daring Running Back Trade For Browns

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CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 21: A Cleveland Browns helmet on the sector prior to the National Football League game between the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns on November 21, 2021, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A part of what makes the Browns so effective on offense is their two-headed backfield of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Nonetheless, one NFL analyst believes Cleveland needs to maneuver off one among its top rushers.

With the beginning of the season just across the corner, Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski boldy predicted trades he thinks could go down before Week 1 kicks off. Considered one of which sees Kareem Hunt shipped off to Atlanta.

Per Sobleski:

The Cleveland Browns own the league’s best backfield. Nonetheless, having five lively running backs on the roster—Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, D’Earnest Johnson, Demetric Felton Jr. and rookie Jerome Ford—looks like overkill. The Browns could easily move forward with one or two fewer ball-carriers. 

Hunt tried to make that occur earlier this offseason when he requested a trade and conducted a partial hold-in while in search of a latest contract. The Browns denied each requests.

The BR author went on to say that there is clearly a top dog within the Browns’ backfield, but Hunt could find success elsewhere.

Chubb is clearly the highest guy in Cleveland, though. Hunt generally is a featured back in one other offense, while the Browns have ample depth of their backfield to trade him for a top quality return.

The Atlanta Falcons current lack a lead back on their roster. … Hunt could possibly be the Falcons’ RB1 for 2 or three years while the front office builds up the remainder of the roster.

Sobleski sees Hunt and a 2023 seventh-round pick going to Atlanta in exchange for ’23 fourth and seventh-round selections.

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