The Cleveland Browns have a lot of talent in the running back position, which could lead to some opportunities to trade D’Ernest Johnson or Kareem Hunt – at the right price.
The Atlanta Falcons are a team on the hunt for a true No. 1 comeback and Johnson has been identified as a player they could see as an option.
Johnson entered his final season with the bubble squad but took his chance when his number was called when the injury hit. He scored 534 yards on 100 executions with three touchdowns and ranked top in the Pro Football Focus comeback run with a rush of 90.6 – albeit with a small sample size. than. He also collected 19 receptions with 137 yards.
The PFF has designated Johnson as a player the Falcons should look to acquire before the season begins. Here’s what author Doug Kyed had to say:
Johnson was a restricted free agent but signed a one-year contract with the Browns instead of bidding. An acquirer team will receive his salary of $1.065 million plus incentives up to $1.2165 million. It only makes sense for the Browns to trade with Johnson if they keep Kareem Hunt. The Falcons added Damien Williams, re-signed Cordarrelle Patterson and drafted Tyler Allgeier in the fifth round but could still use a young player with potential.
Johnson worked hard for a chance with brown people
Johnson worked to achieve it in the NFL. Just a few years ago, he was working on a fishing boat after going out for a day’s living. He also spent his time in the AFL, running for 372 yards and adding 22 tackles for 220 yards.
Starting this season, Johnson declined to sign his unrestricted free agent contract with the Browns. However, he eventually agreed to a deal worth the equivalent of $2.43 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The difference is his guaranteed amount, which is worth $900,000.
But what hasn’t changed is that Johnson is third on the Browns depth chart behind Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb. And unless Hunt is dealt with or the injury recurs, Johnson’s chances will be limited. The idea of a bigger role on a team like the Falcons is one that Johnson is sure to be welcomed into as he enters an important season for his future.
Kareem Hunt wants to stay in Cleveland
Hunt’s future at Cleveland is also a bit uncertain as he enters the final year of his contract. He expressed interest in staying with the Browns in his hometown but understands that there are various factors.
“I’m just taking it day by day, man,” Hunt said on June 17, according to Cleveland.com. “I will see what they want to do with me and I just do it day by day. Hopefully I can stay here for a long time. We’ll see what God has in store for me, that’s all I can say. “
Like Johnson, Hunt needs a big year to boost his value because of his ability to succeed with freelance agency. When he’s fit, Hunt is an active defender with great playing potential. He led the NFL rush as a rookie in 2017 alongside the Chiefs and has proven to be a great partner for Chubb. He has more than 5,150 yards from the script and 44 touchdowns to make his name in a 5-year NFL career.
However, he has suffered ankle and calf injuries, so staying healthy will be the number 1 priority for Hunt.
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