All parties involved win in Cleveland.
The deal is worth $13.25 million and includes $8.5 million in guaranteed money. Hunt was entering the season on a one year restricted free agent tender worth $3.259 million. Now, Hunt stays in his native state of Ohio for at least the next three seasons.
The Browns signed Hunt last offseason in free agency but knew he would be suspended for the first eight games of the season. Kansas City released Hunt back in 2018 after a video surfaced of Hunt kicking and shoving a woman. The Chiefs drafted Hunt in the third round of the 2017 draft and they were quickly rewarded as Hunt went on to win the rushing title, rushing for 1,327 yards.
After serving his suspension, Hunt played in the Browns remaining eight games. He rushed for 179 yards on 43 carries and caught 37 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown. Hunt is the perfect compliment to Nick Chubb, who finished second in rushing last season.
The offensive line was bolstered in the offseason with the free agent signing of Jack Conklin and 10th overall Jedrick Wills Jr. Now only does the improved offensive line help the two stud running backs find open lanes, it also gives quarterback Baker Mayfield more time to utilize the play-action.
Cleveland is looking to bounce back from an atrocious, underachieving 2019 season and Hunt certainly can help by playing the majority of games, opposed to half.