An offseason photo of Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott went viral earlier this month.
The photo, which featured the All-Pro wearing a baggy T-shirt, prompted headlines like “Ezekiel Elliott’s Instagram post has fans concerned about his weight” and “Ezekiel Elliott’s Latest Instagram Proves He Definitely Put on Weight This Offseason.”
Elliott has decided to erase all of those concerns.
The star running back posted a shirtless video on Twitter this morning. The video shows Elliott getting on the scale, weighing in at 230 pounds.
Elliott, who’s entering his fourth year in the NFL, was listed at 228 pounds during the 2018 season.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) April 23, 2019
So relax, everyone.
Elliott, arguably the best running back in the NFL, is in perfectly fine shape. The photo wasn’t too flattering, though.
Elliott has been one of the most-consistent running backs in the NFL since the Cowboys drafted him in 2016. He’s already totaled more than 4,000 career rushing yards and gained more than 1,400 yards in 2018.
The Cowboys and Elliott are hoping to work out a longterm contract extension that could make the former Buckeyes star the highest-paid running back in the NFL.