It appears as though ex-Dallas Cowboys’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott is in no rush whatsoever to sign his next NFL contract.
Last month, the Cowboys released ‘Zeke’ in a cap-saving move following a seven-year partnership. Dallas opted to move forward with Tony Pollard, placing the franchise tag on their leading rusher of 2022.
Speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show”, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport stated that he thinks Elliott will hold off on signing with a team “until after the draft”, which will run in Kansas City from Apr. 27-29.
The two-time rushing champion signed a six-year contract extension worth $90 million ahead of the 2019 season. But Elliott’s production noticeably regressed over the last three years, and it was only a matter of time until Jerry ones moved on from the No. 4 selection of the 2016 Draft.
Elliott rushed for a career-low 979 yards in the 2020 season while also fumbling an alarming six times on the year. He managed to hit the 1,000-yard mark again in 2021, finishing with 1,002 and 10 rushing touchdowns.
But Elliott was outplayed by the aforementioned Pollard (1,007 rushing yards) in 2022. The three-time Pro Bowler mustered 876 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, but he also averaged a career-low 3.8 yards per carry.
For his career, Elliott has 8,262 rushing yards and 68 rushing touchdowns to go along with 305 receptions for 2,336 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Elliott has crossed 1,000 rushing yards in four of his seven NFL seasons. Only Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans (8,335 yards) has more career rushing yards than Elliott among active players.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.