Former Dallas Cowboys running back has found a new home out of free agency, signing with the New England Patriots on a one-year deal.
Elliott has spent eight years in Dallas with the Cowboys, entering the league hot with nearly 2,000 all-scrimmage yards and 16 total touchdowns in his rookie seasons. Since then, his average rushing yards per game has decreased year after year, going from 108.7 yards per game in 2016, all the way down to 58.4 in 2022.
The 28-year-old joins a running back room in New England which includes Rhamondre Stevenson, Ty Montgomery II, and Pierre Strong Jr. The Pats have been known to go with the 'run by committee' tactic, utilizing numerous backs week-to-week. With Stevenson emerging as a solid RB1 option in his second year out of Oklahoma, Elliott will most likely slot in as a strong backup and red zone target - a role Elliott experienced success in last season with 12 rushing touchdowns. These two could make for one of the more dangerous 1-2 running back duos in the league.
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