Kareem Hunt started his NFL career HOT.
The Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back racked up 335 yards from scrimmage and five total touchdowns in his first two games in the league, the fourth best and best in NFL history, respectively.
Hunt had 148 rushing yards, 98 receiving yards, and three total touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 1 upset of the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. He was the first player to ever amass 246 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in an NFL debut.
Then this week, the rookie made his introduced himself to the Kansas City fans with 81 rushing yards, 28 receiving yards, and two rushing TDs in the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hunt's five total touchdowns tied an NFL record for the most through the first two games of a player's career. Former Detroit Lions running backs Jahvid Best and Billy Sims also had five TDs apiece through their first two games, Best in 2010 and Sims in 1980. Both of those guys were first round picks (Sims went No. 1 overall) while Hunt was a third rounder.
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His 335 yards from scrimmage are the fourth highest total in NFL history through the first two games of a player's career. Only Sims (445 yards in 1980), Marshall Faulk (360 yards in 1994), and Ottis Anderson (359 yards in 1979) have amassed more.
The Chiefs' rookie running back has two 50-yard touchdown runs to his name as well — one at New England and one vs. Philly. In the past 20 years, only five running backs have scored two 50-plus-yard rushing touchdowns in the first two weeks of a season: Terrell Davis in 1998, Frank Gore in 2009, Jamal Lewis in 2003, Michael Turner in 2011, and Chris Johnson in his 2,006-yard 2009 season.
Safe to say the San Diego Chargers will pay close attention to Kareem Hunt as they prepare for their Week 3 matchup with the Chiefs next Sunday.