Ezekiel Elliott has been searching for a team to play for since the Dallas Cowboys released him.
Now that the NFL Draft is over, plenty of teams could show interest in the veteran running back.
Well, the latest update regarding Ezekiel Elliott suggests just that. According to Jeremy Fowler, the Buccaneers are one team showing interest in Elliott.
Update: #Bucs could potentially sign former #Cowboys RB Zeke Elliott, per @JFowlerESPN
Fowler was told that the Bucs are "Looking for RB2 behind Rachaad White." and added that Zeke could be an option for them.
A return to the Cowboys is also "still an option" per the report. pic.twitter.com/1GmmuFN2aF
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 9, 2023
It’s important to note though, that the Cowboys are still reportedly interested in re-signing him. Regardless, it appears Elliott is beginning to garner a market in free agency.
In addition to the Bucs and Cowboys, the Los Angeles Chargers are rumored to be in the mix for Ezekiel Elliott as well, per Pro Football Network.
The main reason why the Chargers are involved in rumors is due to the fact they hired Kellen Moore, who is very familiar with Elliott’s game.
“However, one team projected to tackle their backfield room in the draft but didn’t was the Los Angeles Chargers, who happen to have Elliott’s former offensive coordinator now in Kellen Moore.”
It’s unclear what kind of contract he will sign this offseason. But Sports Illustrated projects he could sign a “two-year, $9 million contract with $6.5 million guaranteed.”
Either way, this Ezekiel Elliott update ensures that he’s gaining plenty of interest right now.
He’d probably be a phenomenal second option in Tampa Bay. Additionally, with uncertainty surrounding Autin Ekeler, the Chargers very well could be in the mix.
But don’t rule out the Cowboys just yet, as they are continuously hinting at the possibility of brining Elliott back.
With that said, keep a close eye on the veteran running back. From the sounds of it, he could be signing somewhere relatively soon.