But after entering the final year his contract - and with Liam Palmer and Ash Baker as cover anyway - the Owls chose to cash in on the Yorkshireman when Bristol City came calling.
And, lucky for Sheffield Wednesday, Hunt failed to make them pay - finding himself on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat to Jos Luhukay's side, courtesy of a brace of goals from Lucas Joao.
Afterwards, Hunt tweeted: "Disappointing result yesterday. We will stay positive as a team. We have time to reflect and work hard over the international break and we go again. Still early days for this new team!!"
And this is what Wednesdayites are saying in response...
Still not used to you not being at Wednesday and really didn't like seeing you in red! To us you will always be an All the best— Jo Owen (@PurpleOwl1867) October 8, 2018
Good luck for the rest of your season. Sorry we had to lose you, all the best.— Splayedflange (@JamesMelson) October 8, 2018
Hunt is your best player— dan (@_danswfc) October 7, 2018
Would love to— mark elliott (@markswfc4life) October 7, 2018
It is not all pleasantries, however...
Halftime: Like watching Sunday league. Best Wednesday player on the pitch? Hunt. Nowt in it really though. Someone wins this 1-0. #swfc— Paul Owen (@TheOwensday) October 7, 2018
Jack Hunt giving us the ball for a goal... WENDY LEGEND— Mallinder✌️ (@mallswfc) October 7, 2018
Joao scored twice in as many minutes midway through the second half and while Matty Taylor's late penalty handed Bristol City a lifeline, the Robins could not stop Sheffield Wednesday from seizing sixth place.
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