The 2023 NFL season kicked off in full on Sunday, and with the games came an unfortunate but unsurprising barrage of injuries.
Safety Marcus Williams is going to be sidelined for a while after suffering a pectoral injury, but he has a chance of coming back. The same cannot be said for running back J.K. Dobbins. Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is out for the season after tearing his Achilles in Week 1.
The Ravens’ fourth-year running back appeared to suffer an ankle injury in the first half against the Texans.
Now it has left a gaping hole in the offense that needs to be filled.
With Dobbins sidelined, the Ravens will be turning to Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, and potentially Melvin Gordon to handle the backfield work.
“Dobbins’ season-ending injury leaves a big hole in the depth chart. Justice Hill responded with two touchdowns on the ground, but he had only nine yards on eight carries. Gus Edwards was the most efficient back with 32 yards on eight carries. It might be time to give Kareem Hunt a call. He has reportedly been “waiting for the right deal.” Taking over a significant role in an intriguing offense could be a good match.”
Hunt has taken visits with teams in recent weeks but hasn’t signed anywhere.
Hunt led the NFL in rushing as a rookie with 1,327 rushing yards in 2017. He also finished second for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. His second season saw him rack up 824 rushing yards in just 11 games. But the Chiefs released him in 2018 after a video of Hunt kicking a woman on the ground surfaced.
The woman didn’t take the case to court, so Hunt was never charged with a crime. The following season, Hunt joined the Cleveland Browns. Being a backup to Nick Chubb saw him post 1,874 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in 49 games.
WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.