NY Jets running backs don't seem happy about the Ezekiel Elliott rumors
By Justin Fried
The NY Jets were listed as one of Ezekiel Elliott's three preferred destinations in a report on Thursday, sparking rumors that the Jets could look to sign the former All-Pro running back.
Those rumors prompted a mixed reaction. Some were excited about the possibility of adding Elliott to an already talented Jets running back room, while others believed there wasn't really a fit for him on the roster.
Fans weren't the only ones voicing their opinions, however. In fact, the Jets' top two running backs, Breece Hall and Michael Carter, appeared to share their thoughts on the possibility that the Jets could sign Elliott.
Let's just say it seems as though they're not in favor of the idea.
In a now-deleted tweet, Hall tagged Carter in a tweet that read, "I think we good over here," before asking his teammate what he thought. Carter replied with a simple "agreed." Below is a screenshot of the since-deleted tweets.
Breece Hall and Michael Carter don't seem to want the NY Jets to sign Ezekiel Elliott
Jets players have spent the majority of the offseason recruiting players, primarily Aaron Rodgers, to join the team. This is the first time we've seen two Jets players openly campaign against the idea — at least, that's how most have interpreted these tweets.
It's natural for players to reject the idea of their team adding a player who might eat into their snaps. The NFL is a competitive business, after all. That said, it's probably best to keep those thoughts internal instead of blasting them on social media.
NFL safety Tony Jefferson seemed to agree, posting the following tweet in response to the above screenshot.
The good news for Hall and Carter is that the Jets' supposed interest in Elliott might have been overblown. A report from NBC Philadelphia's John Clark insisted that the Eagles have not expressed interest in signing the longtime Dallas Cowboys running back.
Clark suggested that the three teams mentioned in the initial report — the Jets, Eagles, and Bengals — are more of a "wishlist" for Elliott. There's no indication that the Jets have contacted Elliott or are even interested in signing him.
Hall and Carter's social media fiasco may have been for nothing.
One thing is certain, however. If the Jets do end up signing Elliott, those deleted tweets might cause a bit of a stir. They may be deleted, but they won't be forgotten.