Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Kareem Hunt and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are developing what seems to be a semi-friendly rivalry, one that began at this year’s Pro Bowl in
Hunt received the rookie treatment courtesy of the eight-year veteran in Miller, who admitted to NFL.com that Hunt received a few surprising bills at the end of the week-long trip.
“I got to confess,” Miller said. “I found out Kareem Hunt’s room and I put myself on it. He’s a Chief and he’s a rookie, too.”
Hunt fired back, via the Post Game, Wednesday.
.@VonMiller really did put room service on @Kareemhunt7 at the #ProBowl, but the rivalry doesn't end there.— ThePostGame (@ThePostGame) February 7, 2018
"I'm gonna get him back. He better not let me catch him slipping." @Chiefs @Broncos pic.twitter.com/ungZ0bsWzB
“If he did [put bills on my name], all well,” Hunt said. “I checked it—it wasn’t too bad. I’m going to get him back. He better not let me catch him slippin’.”
Hunt also mentioned in the interview that this wasn’t the first time Miller messed with him.
“[Miller] was talking trash to me during [the Chiefs-Broncos] game,” Hunt said. “I tried to block him and he goes, ‘You know you can’t block me,’ and this stuff. I was like, ‘All right, look at the scoreboard.’”
The Chiefs went 2-0 against the Broncos in 2017 and have beaten them the last five times in a row.
My take is if Hunt is going to tell a three-time All-Pro and one of the best linebackers in the NFL to look at the scoreboard mid-game as a rookie, there’s only one option for now-offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.