LaDainian Tomlinson Says Ezekiel Elliott ‘Quit On His Team’ During Broncos Game

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On Sunday, Ezekiel Elliott had a game to forget. He may as well have been suspended since he didn’t even bother to show up for the game against the Denver Broncos, rushing for a career-low 8 yards on 9 rushes during the game.

While most will sum it up as a bad game or a terrific Broncos defense shutting him down, hall of fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson seems to think Elliott “quit on his team.”

“I didn’t like the way he quit today. I didn’t like that. He absolutely quit on his team today. And there’s gonna be times when you’re not going to have room to run,” Tomlinson said. “On a couple of plays, first his attitude on the sideline … clearly, he didn’t have any communication with his team. 

“He didn’t want to talk to his teammates. Sometimes when things are going wrong, as a leader of that team, as a captain, you’ve got to rally the troops.” 

Tomlinson also didn’t like Zeke’s attitude during the game.

“First, his attitude on the sideline. What we just saw right there.”

This is the moment he is referring to.


Tomlinson’s comments likely stem from this moment during the game, when the Broncos got an interception. Instead of chasing the ball carrier, Zeke decided to put his hands on his hips and give up.



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