The New York Jets was reportedly going to be the next destination for former Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott and Jets running back Breece Hall made a humorous statement regarding the potential signing of the All-Pro RB.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones disclosed the news of releasing Elliott on March 15, marking an end to his seven-season career with the team. Elliott started his journey with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, leading the league in rushing yards per game for 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Things weren’t going well with Elliott as his performance fell in the last season, making him the second-fiddle behind the Jets’ young RB Tony Pollard, albeit he managed to score 12 touchdowns meanwhile.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Elliott has narrowed down his decisions to three teams- the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, and Philadelphia Eagles.
What did Breece Hall tweet following Ezekiel Elliott signing rumors?
Amid potential signing rumors of Ezekiel Elliott, the Jets RB Breece Hall expressed in a tweet that the Jets are fine without him and, and also asked the team’s backup running back Michael Carter for his opinion, albeit the tweet was later deleted.
Breece Hall says the Jets are all set at RB after reports Ezekiel Elliott is interested in signing 👀 pic.twitter.com/YjgGplwjZL
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) March 23, 2023
Hall didn’t directly take the name of Elliott, yet, NBA Twitter fans and analysts assumed the Jets RB doesn’t want a new RB in his squad, and the tweet was based on the potential contract rumors.
While some fans may interpret Hall’s comment as a sign of disrespect towards Elliott, it’s important to note that it was likely made in jest. The two running backs play for different teams and there is no indication that the Jets are actively pursuing Elliott.
Well, Hall not wanting Elliott in the Jets backfield is not a surprising fact as Elliott’s addition as he might take the limelight from Hall by becoming the team’s RB1 in near future. The Jets RB was leading in the backfield with 463 rushing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 19 catches before suffering an unfortunate ACL and meniscus injury.
It remains to be seen whether the Jets will deal with Elliott or any other running back in this legal tampering period, but for now, Hall’s playful comment adds some levity to the speculation surrounding the team’s upcoming signing plans.
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