Kareem Hunt isn’t just the rookie of the month. He’s the player of the month. This according to the NFL who announced the AFC offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week today.
AFC Players of the Month (September)— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) September 28, 2017
Offense: Kareem Hunt, KC
Defense: Melvin Ingram, LAC
Special Teams: Ryan Succop, Ten pic.twitter.com/FWvpeYzq3p
According to the NFL, three other rookies have won the offensive player of the month: Barry Sanders (1989), Edgerrin James (1999) and Mike Anderson (2000).
Hunt has 401 yards rushing which is more than 26 NFL teams. He has so many “firsts” that I can’t name them anymore. Hunt has the most toucdhowns by a rookie in his first three games (six) since Billy Sims (1980) and Dutch Sternaman (1920). He is the only player in NFL history to start off his career with three consecutive games with a 50-plus yard touchdown. His 538 yards from scrimmage in the first three games are second-most behind Sims in 1980.
What new first will we get after this week’s game?