The NFL Training Camps have begun and are starting to get us excited about NFL football. Among all the declarations about how each player is in their best shape, there were some interesting soundbites from the league. Ezekiel Elliott was the one who was confronted with tough questions from the media. Ezekiel Elliot, Cowboys’ running back, signed a six year deal worth $90 million in 2019. This is however the last season that any money will be guaranteed. Zeke was questioned about his mindset around this during training camp.
“I think it is a big season, but I think you can’t look too far down the road. I think if I focus on every day, if I focus on having a good day of camp, if I focus on taking it week by week, I think everything will handle itself. And I don’t think there’s really a reason to look that far down the road. I think if I handle my business every day, then I’ll be in a pretty good situation at the end of the season.”
Elliot is in for a huge season. Zeke is entering his seventh season as an NFL pro and has seen his production decline in recent years. As a rookie, he was the NFL’s leader in rush attempts and yards. His carries have been threatened by Tony Pollard and he will look to make a big statement this season. Not to be overlooked is the fact that the Cowboys’ offense has fallen from its glory days.
Ezekiel Elliott is still a top running back in the NFL. It’s great to see that he is able to keep his mind on the game and not get distracted by the money. He will be able to focus on football this season and make a statement for the Cowboys.