Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot is looking for a new home, and he could be looking to come to the north east corridor.
Word is Elliot could decide very soon between the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, or Cincinnati Bengals.
Elliot, who signed a six-year, $90 million deal with the Cowboys back in 2019, had produced diminished returns the past couple of seasons before Dallas released him March 15. He would have cost $16.7 million against the Cowboys cap had he stayed.
At only 27 years old, Elliot ran for a career low 876 yards last season.
Why the Jets? Elliot could be attracted by New York’s pursuit of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A deal between Green Bay and New York isn’t done, but Rodgers hinted he plans to play in New York. The Jets are answering Rodgers demands having signed Allen Lazard and are pursing Odell Beckham Jr. Elliot might like the idea of playing on a defacto All-Star team — usually a combustible formula, but we’ll see. The Jets running back room is crowded with Breece Hall and Michael Carter leading the way.
Why the Eagles? Duh, NFC East rivalry with the Cowboys! What a way to stick it to Jerry Jones than sign with the hated Eagles, who are defending NFC Champions. The Eagles already feature Rashard Penny and Boston Scott in the backfield. Adding Elliot only gives Jalen Hurts another weapon.
Why the Bengals. Another duh! The Bengals are legitimately the second best team in the AFC, and maybe the NFL behind the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals were in the Super Bowl going on two seasons ago and were this close to getting back this past season. Elliot in the backfield with Joe Mixon would be interesting.
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