Coach Zac Taylor hilariously shuts down Ezekiel Elliott to Bengals rumors
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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said reading that Ezekiel Elliott could join the Bengals was news to him. On Thursday, ESPN published the list of three teams where Elliott would have interest in continuing his career - the Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.
When Taylor was asked about the rumors of Elliott potentially joining the Bengals, he appeared to indicate that signing the former Dallas Cowboys running back was never discussed within the team. “There’s a lot of great players that are available right now.
We like our team as where it’s at right now. But it’s always funny when things get thrown around. Sometimes, it’s the first you hear of it. But that’s just the way life works," Taylor said, via Pro Football Talk.
Where will Elliott land?
Ever since a great rookie season in 2016, Elliott's numbers have been declining. Even though Elliott is just 27, many believe that he is past his prime and far away from the player that he was once.
However, the belief is that there will still be interest in Elliott and that he will be able to continue his career. Just a couple of days ago, Michael Lombardi - a former NFL executive - described Elliott as "a great leader." But Lombardo also noted that Elliott cannot anymore expected to receive a strong deal from any NFL team.
"I would love to have Zeke on my team because I think Zeke's a great leader, I think Zeke can catch the ball. He's just not an elite player. Again, Tony Soprano, remember, 'when' is the lowest form of conversation. When you start to remember the 'when' about a player, you pay them based on 'remember when,' you're going to be out of work," Lombardi said on The GM Shuffle It remains to be seen where will Elliott continue his NFL career.