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What Is The Market Going To Be Like For Ezekiel Elliott?

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After seven seasons the Cowboys decided to move off Ezekiel Elliott.

This was due to his declining performance and massive contract.

It was still a sad story. Zeke had been a great running back for the Cowboys – even as a Giants fan I was rooting for him to turn it around.

This raises the question – what is his value going to be on the open market?

According to a new article one executive said, “I think the open market will be humbling for him.”

Yahoo Sports:

Coaches and executives predicting Elliott’s landing spots to Yahoo Sports included the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals among teams who would benefit from his services. If the Los Angeles Chargers complete a trade of running back Austin Ekeler (they have reportedly granted his request to seek one), Elliott could be in consideration to reunite with his longtime coordinator and teammate Kellen Moore, though poor scheme fit and philosophy may outweigh personal familiarity. An even better fit, perhaps, is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who just released Fournette and hired Elliott’s longtime position coach Skip Peete.

Each evaluator believed Elliott would be pursued for some sort of role, because though “the RB market is pretty unforgiving, particularly this free agency,” one of the scouts said, “he’s still young ‘enough’ with a history of production to land an opportunity/role somewhere.

“And I don’t think anyone can deny his toughness.”

As for how much Elliott could make, an AFC executive estimated Elliott could receive an offer at $5 million with incentives.

Even that executive questioned if he would validate such a deal.

“Think teams are mostly paying for the name,” the executive said. “I think the open market will be humbling for him.”

I think Zeke can have a resurgence in the right spot. He was good in spurts last year for the Cowboys.

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