Greenberg: Elliott better than Chubb, Fournette
We knew after what Ezekiel Elliott did on Saturday that the talking heads were going to start praising the Ohio State tailback again.
When you rush for 274 yards, and score from 55, 65 and 75 yards out, that tends to happen. It earned him the Walter Camp National Player of the Week award.
In a year where running backs are shining brighter than quarterbacks, discussion has already begun about who the nation’s best rusher. That discussion surfaced on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning.
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) October 5, 2015
Mike Greenberg went on to gush about how much he loved Elliott and how good he’s been given Ohio State’s inconsistency at the quarterback position.
Nick Chubb and Leonard Fournette got all the attention in the first month of the season. Chubb, Elliott and Fournette are all in the top five in the country in rushing through the first five weeks of the season.
Many already dubbed Fournette as the next Bo Jackson. He does lead the nation in rushing despite having played one less game. Elliott, however, has 1,425 yards, 16 touchdowns and has rushed for 8.1 yards per carry in his last eight games dating back to his dominance in the College Football Playoff.
The debate is far from over. But at the very least, it rightfully started up again.