Just what we thought would happen in 2019: O.J. Simpson would have a Twitter account and he would be dishing out advice about football.
On Tuesday, the Juice was set loose on Twitter once again to discuss fantasy football and the upcoming political debates. He also dove into the topic of Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon holding out.
“In football, we have two of the best running backs holding out,” Simpson said. “Ezekiel Elliott down in Dallas and Melvin Gordon with the Los Angeles Chargers. As far as Ezekiel is concerned, hey, look, this guy has outperformed his rookie contract. Jerry Jones, let’s face it: with him, you are a playoff, Super Bowl-caliber team. Without him, you might not even make the playoffs.”
As a rookie in 2016, Zeke led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards and the Cowboys finished with a 13-3 record. In 2018, he repeated as the rushing champion with 1,434 yards while the Cowboys finished 10-6. They made the playoffs both times.
The only time the Cowboys missed the postseason was 2017, but that had everything to do with Zeke being suspended for six games.