The Cleveland Browns may land Ezekiel Elliott
The Cleveland Browns may be on the short-list to land Ezekiel Elliot according to new rumors. Sportskeeda has reported that the former Dallas Cowboys running back has interest from the Cleveland Browns. With the Browns doing everything they can this season to win a Super Bowl, going out to land a big-time compliment for Nick Chubb makes sense, especially one who can catch out of the backfield.
Now, this is just a rumor after all, but the odds have the Browns at the fifth likeliest to land Elliott, so who knows? We may not know for some time, and despite what one angry Cowboys writer claims, there was never a report that the Browns or anyone else were “close” to signing Elliott. Only that he was “closer” to returning to the league with a new team.
So he may land with the Browns, but as EPSN’s Kimberly A. Martin points out, among the things Elliott wants is a team he can win on, and to be paid. Now, what that looks like is unclear as an obvious backup, and with the Browns only sitting at $10 million this year in free space, it’s unclear how much they’d want to spend on Elliott.
But signing him wouldn’t be a bad idea.
The Cleveland Browns could make Ezekiel Elliott a viable option
The Cleveland Browns need a pass-catching back out of the backfield, and Elliott has shown the ability to do just that. Elliott is a better option catching out of the backfield than Kareem Hunt ever was, and if Elliott knows that he’s not a $12 million player anymore and is willing to take $3-$4 million for a year, then the Browns may have just found their perfect compliment to Nick Chubb.
He’s also bigger than Hunt, which gives you a guy who can really be useful in the red zone, as he’ll be less likely to be stopped by arm tackles like Hunt was.
On a one-year deal, Elliott could be the guy that puts the Browns’ offense over the top.