Previous Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has actually limited his choices concerning where to play in 2023 to the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and also Cincinnati Bengals, resources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Elliott, 27, would love to make his choice concerning where to authorize by the end of following week, the resources informed Schefter.
When he does authorize with a group, it will likely remain in a brand-new number than the No. 21 he put on for the Cowboys for the previous 7 periods. On Thursday, Elliott tweeted: “I desire my # 15 back,” describing the number he put on at Ohio State.
With the Eagles, Elliott would certainly sign up with a backfield led by freshly authorized Rashaad Penny and also consisting of Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell and also Trey Sermon.
In New York City, Elliott would certainly sign up with a deepness graph led by Breece Hall, that is returning from a torn ACL endured last period. The Jets additionally consented to re-sign Ty Johnson to a 1 year agreement on Thursday, a resource informed Schefter, and also have Zonovan Knight and also Michael Carter on the lineup.
If Elliott were to sign up with the Bengals, he would certainly sign up with a team led by Joe Mixon and also consisting of Chris Evans and alsoTrayveon Williams Samaje Perine left in cost-free company to authorize with the Denver Broncos.
Elliott, that was readied to count $16.7 million versus the Cowboys’ wage cap, was released by the team on March 15.
In 2019, Elliott authorized a six-year expansion worth $90 million that consisted of $50 million in assured cash, however his numbers diminished the previous 3 periods, covering 1,000 lawns (with 1,002) just when– in 2021, when the organization increased to a 17-game routine.
Injuries slowed down Elliott the previous 2 years. He played via a partly torn posterior cruciate tendon in 2021 while not missing out on a video game. He missed out on just 2 video games in 2022 due to a hyperextended right knee however put on a support for the majority of the period.
While Elliott proceeded as the starter, the Cowboys depended extra on Tony Pollard last period. Pollard competed 1,007 lawns, racked up 12 goals and also was called to the Pro Dish for the very first time.
Elliott had a career-low 876 hurrying lawns in 2022, however he racked up 12 goals and also stayed a leading short-yardage back and also pass guard. However in the last 4 regular-season video games, he balanced simply 2.7 lawns per lug and also had simply 17 runs of 10 lawns or even more on the period.
ESPN’s Todd Archer added to this record.