Ezekiel Elliott in an Eagles jersey sounds blasphemous, but it could happen

Ezekiel Elliott (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)
Ezekiel Elliott (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images) /

Ladies and gentlemen, hell has officially frozen over. Close your eyes and picture Ezekiel Elliott at the NovaCare Complex holding up a Philadelphia Eagles jersey. Believe it or not, as blasphemous as this sounds, there are seemingly theories that there’s an outside chance that it might happen.

According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, Zeke has narrowed his choices down to the Eagles, New York Jets, and Cincinnati Bengals. Who knew? Here’s what you have to keep in mind. If he’s named Philly as a possible landing spot, the Birds had to have been in talks with him.

Fans are split. So is the media, but regardless of what side of the fence you’re on, arguments can be made for why this makes sense (and honestly, why it wouldn’t).

Believe it or not, there are some positives that can be argued in reference to adding Ezekiel Elliott to the Eagles’ roster.

When we woke up, we had no reason to even fathom this. Five minutes after seeing Schefty’s tweet, we can’t believe we’re saying this, but believe it or not, there are reasons why an Eagles addition of Ezekiel Elliott would make sense.

You have no idea how ill it made me to just say that.

One of the natural initial reactions is to compare this idea to the real-life nightmare we all witnessed when Chip Kelly traded LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso during the 2014 offseason (and then added DeMarco Murray to the roster 364 days later). That’s actually a bad comparison.

Keep in mind the fact that Murray was cooked and no longer had any motivation. Zeke is fully motivated, especially when you consider he’d be able to play in two revenge games versus Dallas next season.

Last season, Elliott scored 12 touchdowns. That was actually more than Miles Sanders had. He could give the Birds a short-yardage and goal-line threat and take some of the pressure off Jalen Hurts in those scenarios.

Wait? Are we really saying this?

Yes, adding Zeke makes sense, and it isn’t just because he’d give the Birds a ‘Cowboys Killer’ to go along with the Giants Killer, Boston Scott. He makes sense because he doesn’t cost much. He wouldn’t be heavily relied upon, and he probably would have been a better acquisition than Rashaad Penny.

Like it or not, Elliott would be the best back on Philly’s roster if they added him right now; however, we’d much rather see the Eagles add some young talent to the position.

We aren’t quite ready to co-sign on using a first-round choice to add Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs, but we’re beginning to let people talk us into those ideas more than we were when those theories began. When everything is weighed however and you add Zeke to the mix, we’d take a young Bijan or Jahmyr over an Eliott who’s past his prime

Wow. A lot can change in a week, can’t it? How are we even having this conversation? Keep an eye on this one friends. This may be discussed for a few more days.

Update: Per John Clark (5:23 p.m. EST)