3 reasons why the Buffalo Bills should consider signing Ezekiel Elliott

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For what seems like forever now, the Buffalo Bills have been one of the few teams mentioned as a possible destination for big names like DeAndre Hopkins and Dalvin Cook. Both players have ranked in the top three of their respective positions at one point in their career, and arguably have been at the top as well as one point.

Even though it would be a boost to the Bills offense to get Hopkins or Cook, there is a current free agent who has not been signed yet that could benefit the Bills. Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was released by the Cowboys earlier this offseason after spending seven seasons in Dallas.

In his tenure there, Elliott rushed for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns, while also adding on 2,336 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He has rushed for over 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns in four out of seven years. 

One of the concerns about Elliott is his production recently and how he does not have the same athletic ability he once had early on in his career. His yards per game average decreased every single year since entering the league, and he split carries with Tony Pollard who will now look to be the premier back for the Cowboys. 

Elliott will be 28 years old when the season starts, which still has him in the window of being a serviceable running back in a committee. He most likely will not be the feature running back in an offense, but he can still provide value to the running back committee currently in Buffalo. 

Here are three reasons as to why the Bills should consider bringing in Elliott to western New York.