In an exciting turn of events, Ezekiel Elliott, the esteemed running back, has officially joined the New England Patriots, bringing along not only his exceptional skills but also a rejuvenated appearance. The NFL player recently inked a lucrative one-year contract worth $6 million with the Patriots, as confirmed by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
At 28 years old, Elliott’s journey to the Patriots follows his departure from the Dallas Cowboys after a successful seven-year stint. The decision to part ways was influenced by his diminishing rushing averages and the notable rise of Tony Pollard within the Cowboys’ ranks. Now, with a fresh start ahead, Elliott aims to reestablish himself as a formidable force in the Patriots’ lineup, working in tandem with the incumbent rusher, Rhamondre Stevenson.
Elliott’s transition to the Patriots is accompanied by a symbolic choice of jersey number. He will proudly sport the No. 15, a number that holds significant meaning from his time playing at Ohio State. Notably, Elliott has also unveiled a revamped look with a new haircut, a detail he shared with his followers on social media.
His shorn locks made an appearance in an Instagram Story posted on Sunday, and his close-cropped hairdo was showcased on the platform now known as X (formerly Twitter). “One Five, all the way live!,” Elliott exclaimed on X, while also tagging the Patriots in his post.
The move to the New England Patriots marks a new chapter in Ezekiel Elliott’s illustrious career. As he brings his talents to the team, along with his refreshed image, football enthusiasts and fans alike eagerly anticipate the impact he will make in the upcoming season.