Jets star Le’Veon Bell says Cowboys need to ‘pay up’ when it comes to Ezekiel Elliott
If anyone would know anything about contract disputes, it’s New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell, who sat out the entire 2018 campaign as a result of a contract standoff with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott finds himself in a similar situation, as he is holding out of training camp and will not report unless the Cowboys provide him with a new deal.
On Tuesday, Bell took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the situation. Take a guess with whom he is siding?
they gotta pay up, period 🙌🏾 https://t.co/M08n7VQCsc
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) August 6, 2019
Elliott has two years remaining on his current deal and is scheduled to make $3.9 million this year and $9.1 million in 2020, but obviously, he is worried about his long-term future, especially considering he led the league in carries in two of his first three seasons.
The Cowboys apparently have an offer on the table for Elliott, but, clearly, the offer is not to his liking.
Elliott is not only not taking part in training camp, but he is not even in the country, as he headed to Cabo last week. That is where Elliott trained during his six-game suspension in 2017, so it’s safe to assume he is doing the same thing this time around.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State, was originally selected by Dallas with the fourth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He went on to lead the league with 1,631 yards during his rookie year, punching in 15 touchdowns and making the Pro Bowl while also earning a First-Team All-Pro selection.
Then, after a ban-shortened 2017 season, Elliott paced the NFL in rushing once again in 2018, racking up 1,434 yards on the ground to go along with six scores and 77 receptions, once again making the Pro Bowl.