After spending seven productive seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, running back Ezekiel Elliott was recently released, making him a free agent.
Reportedly, there are three teams he wants to choose from when it comes to where he will play next: the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals.
Zeke has narrowed down his options about where to play to the Eagles, Jets and Bengals, sources told @AdamSchefter 👀
Where should he play next year? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/UxTdOrFb2K
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 23, 2023
Fans are hoping that Elliott will suit up for their favorite team next season.
However, these two Jets fans don’t want him in New York City.
Jets will be a big time circus if this happens.. we don’t even NEED HIM!! OBJ, Rodgers and Zeke.. way to much personality’s on this team potentially
— Brandon Light (@B_Light613) March 23, 2023
Believe me when I say I speak for every jets fan that we do not want him breece will be better then zeke
— NY jets ✈️💚 (@RamonB0999) March 23, 2023
This Eagles fan doesn’t want him in the City of Brotherly Love.
The Jets or the Bengals. Us Eagles fans don’t want him.
— Craig Anderson (@cpa313) March 23, 2023
This fan doubts that those three teams even have any serious interest in Elliott.
Are these 3 teams actually interested in him or is he hoping one of those 3 teams will sign him 🤣?
— football_101 (@football_0224) March 23, 2023
Just a few years ago, Elliott was one of the NFL‘s better running backs.
He made three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons after he was the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and his rookie season was monstrous: 15 rushing touchdowns, a league-high 1,631 rushing yards and an All-Pro first-team nod.
But over the last couple of years, his viability has declined.
In 2022, Elliott ran for just 3.8 yards per carry, which is rather mediocre, especially considering he was at a robust 5.1 yards per rush attempt as a rookie in 2016.
Running backs don’t typically decline until age 30, but Elliott is only 27, so one has to wonder if his decline may accelerate very soon.
Perhaps the best role for him would be as one-half of a tag-team duo in some team’s backfield, which was essentially his role in Dallas last season as Tony Pollard emerged as a Pro Bowl running back.NEXT: Broncos WR Suffers A Concerning Offseason Injury