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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

Andy Reid not worried about Kareem Hunt hitting rookie wall

Andy Reid will continue to let Kareem Hunt feast.

The Kansas City Chiefs head coach was asked on Monday if the team planned to be more conservative with the workload of the first-year phenom.

“No, I think we’re OK with how we’re using him,” said Reid, per Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.

Reid also brushed off the idea of Hunt hitting the rookie wall.

“I’ve seen enough make it through and I’ve seen some that hit a wall,” he went on. “If I didn’t [give him the ball] then you’d ask me if I needed to give him the ball more. I went through that with Jamaal [Charles], at first it was too much, then not enough, it goes back and forth. I just go off of the feel I have and the experience, we’ll be all right there.”

The 22-year-old Hunt has gone scorched earth on the NFL through his first three career games, rushing 47 times for 401 yards and four touchdowns (both of which are tops or tied for tops in the league). He’s also added nine catches for 137 yards and two more scores. As for Reid, he can be often a victim of strategic overthinking, but the call here’s an obvious one: keep feeding the kid.

Image via Kansas City Star on YouTube

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