Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly cut his wish list of potential landing spots down to three teams.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the two-time rushing champion wants to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals. Schefter added that Elliott wants to pick his new team “by the end of next week”.
The Cowboys released the 27-year-old Elliott from his contract last week in a cap-saving move, and they’re moving forward with Tony Pollard, who led the team in rushing last season with 1,007 yards.
Dallas also signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones, a two-time Super Bowl champion, as RB insurance earlier this week. Jones had a career-best 978 rushing yards for Tampa Bay in 2020.
The defending NFC Champion Eagles lost their top rusher in Miles Sanders to the Carolina Panthers in free agency. They signed former Seattle Seahawk Rashaad Penny to a one-year deal as a replacement for Sanders, but adding Zeke as a co-RB1 or RB2 on a short-term pact obviously wouldn’t hurt.
Many expected the Bengals to release running back Joe Mixon in a cap-saving move, but that obviously hasn’t transpired. Samaje Perine, the team’s No. 2 RB, has joined the Denver Broncos.
The Jets’ backfield is led by Breece Hall, a top candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors before he suffered a season-ending ACL tear. With Aaron Rodgers likely to become a Jet in the coming weeks, it’s no wonder that they’re reportedly on Elliott’s wish list.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.