Found this info very interesting regarding who I believe (for the past 3 years)is the best back in the nfl. Zeke Elliot is about to finally take over the NFL in 2019 and here are some facts, stats, numbers indicate greatness is on the horizon for more years to come for the young durable workhorse!
Was reminded of this the other day looking at Ezekiel Elliott’s career stats when someone wrote the Cowboys should not invest in the two-time Pro Bowl running back long term, just like the Cowboys did not in DeMarco Murray back in 2015 when he became a free agent after his Pro Bowl 2014 season that saw him become only the second Cowboys running back to win an NFL rushing title. Huge difference here. Murray already was 27. Philly offered a five-year, $42 million deal, meaning he’d be 31 if he played out the contract. (Uh, he lasted one season.) Zeke won’t turn 24 until three days before the Cowboys leave for training camp on July 25. Also, Zeke has won the NFL rushing title in two of the past three years, and to find the last runner to do that takes you back to San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlison, who won back to back titles in 2006-07. Now, if Zeke is able to win the 2019 rushing title, he would become the first running back to lead the league three times in a four-year span since Detroit’s Barry Sanders back in 1994, 1996 and 1997. That’s 22 years ago, friends. Zeke is rare, and young. In fact, we have to go back to the NFL’s all-time rushing leader Emmitt Smith to find the last running back to win four titles in five years: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995. Before Emmitt, it was O.J. Simpson grabbing four titles in five years (1972-73, 1975, 1976). And obviously, Emmitt is the last running back to win three consecutive rushing titles, and that takes us back 26 years. The all-time longest string of dominance goes to Jim Brown, who won the rushing title in five consecutive seasons (1957-61) and seven in eight, only interrupted by Green Bay’s Jim Taylor in 1962. Hey, stock up. Feed Zeke.