Arguments for and against Eagles aggressively pursuing Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns (Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)
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There’s no denying the fact that adding Kareem Hunt would make the Eagles roster better.

During the Eagles’ two-day joint practice session with the Cleveland Browns, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was seen having an extended conversation with Kareem Hunt. Pictures were taken. As you might imagine, that led to more discussion of a potential trade. Then, on the Saturday preceding Philly’s second preseason game, Armando Salguero of Outkick published a report that stated Hunt. though he enjoys playing for the Browns, would be ‘welcoming’ to the Eagles pursuing him in a trade if they were willing to also offer a contract extension.

Well, of course, he would. Why wouldn’t he? Correct us if we’re wrong though. Isn’t Cleveland’s unwillingness to give him one much of the reason why we’re even mentioning Hunt and Philadelphia in the same sentence?

The reasons for adding Hunt are obvious. The best running back on the Eagles’ roster, Miles Sanders, is often injured (and currently sidelined after touching the football twice during Philadelphia’s first preseason game). The argument can also be made that, the day Hunt walks into the NovaCare Complex, he immediately becomes the best tailback on the Eagles roster. He also gives them a legitimate three-down star that can carry the full load.

Unfortunately, the negatives of this deal outweigh the positives. There are many. Let’s get into a few because, though most of you would enjoy seeing the NFL rushing yards leader from 2017 in an Eagles jersey (he also made the Pro Bowl that year), the facts remain obvious.

As was the case with Jessie Bates most of the conversations surrounding the rumors are much ado about nothing.