If those numbers were correct and it would have him below Todd Gurley — Joe Thomas believes Zeke shouldn’t even answer the call.
“If I am Zeke, and the Cowboys send me an offer anything less or equal to Todd Gurley, it’s going straight to voicemail,” Thomas wrote. “They can’t honestly think he would accept anything less than to be the highest paid running back. It’s just an insult to even start anywhere below that number.”
The Cleveland Browns legend, podcaster and NFL analyst later expanded on his take:
“Throughout the course of NFL history, if you are the best player at your position (or clearly one of the best) when you re-sign a second contract with the team that drafted you, you usually beat the highest paid current contract at your position by 15 to 20 percent,” Thomas wrote. “There is a valid argument to be made, that because of Zeke’s suspension and off the field issues, his value should be reduced, so even if you reduce the value a little bit, he should still beat the Gurley contract by 5%.”
That tweet made Elliott actually retweet it, essentially agree with it.
On Friday, however, it was reported that Zeke would be boarding a plane from Cabo to Dallas which might be signaling that a contract offer is looming near.
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