Two huge K.C. Chiefs stars refuse to turn their backs on Kareem Hunt -- with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce saying they're supporting their ex-teammate as he gets help off the field.
Of course, the Chiefs cut Hunt back in November after he was captured on video attacking a woman at a Cleveland hotel. He's been getting treatment ever since and hopes to play in the NFL again.
So, when we saw Mahomes at the EA Sports Madden Bowl event in Atlanta, we asked if he's been keeping in touch with the running back.
"He's still a buddy," Mahomes tells TMZ Sports ... "I wish all the best to him."
"It's stuff that he has to handle off the field and hopefully he might get another chance on it."
When asked if he thinks a team will sign Hunt next season, Mahomes told us, "I know he works hard. I know he does a lot of things on field really well."
"As long as he keeps doing stuff off the field and getting back right, I'm sure he'll get another chance."
As for Kelce, the Chiefs tight end echoed his QB -- saying Hunt is "always gonna be a brother to me."
Kelce also says Hunt can count on him for support as he continues to seek treatment for his personal issues.
Hunt has apologized for his role in the February 2018 incident -- saying, "I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this."
As far as his football career goes, Hunt is only 23 years old and has already been talking with NFL teams -- including the Chicago Bears.