Ezekiel Elliott did not think it would take this long to find a new team. After being released by the Cowboys in order to save cap space, the former top-five pick announced his list of preferred destinations hoping that one of them would bite. He is still on the market. Now, he is being linked to the Buffalo Bills who are desperate to win a Super Bowl.
Ezekiel Elliott To The Buffalo Bills?
The Eagles, Bengals, and Jets have been on Elliott’s list but he might need to expand that list if he is going to play in 2023. After Dalvin Cook was released, the Bills were an ideal destination. However, Cook seems to be looking for a larger payday. If the Bills wanted to look elsewhere, Elliott would be a great option. While he has lost a step or two, he still is great in short-yardage situations and pass protection. The Bills feel good about their running back room but adding a veteran like Elliott is never a bad thing.
The Fall Of Running Backs
The amount of good running back talent still on the market is staggering. Teams simply are not prioritizing the position as they once did. There are also a lot of great running backs already in the league. Take the Packers for example. They have Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon as their two running backs. While Cook or Elliott might be better than Dillon, the amount that it would cost them is not worth it. Teams are wanting running backs cheap because they know they can find them cheap.
Ultimately, some contenders will pony up the money for Ezekiel Elliott and others. Injuries happen so some team like the Buffalo Bills might find themselves in need of a running back.