After a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter surfaced that former Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott has narrowed down his options about where to play to the Eagles, Jets and Bengals, it didn’t take long for two current Jets running backs to weigh in on social media.
In what appears to be a clear response to the report Breece Hall stated: “I think we good over here, Michael (Carter) - how bout you?” Carter responded with one word: “agreed.”
After burning a Cheesehead on video in an attempt to lure Rodgers, it appears that same love isn’t there for Elliott from at least a few Jets players.
The pair of running backs later deleted the tweets.
The Jets, who appear to be loading up for a Super Bowl run (upon the potential addition of Rodgers), have one of the best young running backs in the NFL in Hall. New York tabbed the former Iowa State standout with the No. 36 pick of last year’s draft and hit a home run. Prior to suffering a torn ACL against Denver in Week 7, Hall was averaging a whopping 5.8 yards per rush while adding 218 receiving yards out of the backfield. The powerful Hall, who scored five touchdowns in less than seven full games of NFL action, will likely be a major factor in New York’s offense in 2023.
Michael Carter, who New York acquired in the fourth round of the 2021 draft, has solidly translated his production at North Carolina to the next level. In two seasons with the Jets, Carter has posted 1,041 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while impressively hauling in 77 receptions out of the backfield.
Coming off the worst statistical year of his seven-year career in both rushing yards (876) and receiving yards (92), Elliott still showcased his ability to find the end zone scoring 12 touchdowns in 2022. In fact, the talented back has scored 80 total touchdowns in 103 career regular season games, while adding two more in six postseason games.
Elliott has made it known that at this point in his career he wants to play for a Super Bowl contender. With a stacked AFC consisting of Buffalo, Cincinnati and the defending champion Chiefs, its possible that Philadelphia—which made the title game last season—could emerge as the frontrunner to land Elliott in the coming days.