The Value of the Running Back in Today’s NFL

The Value of the Running Back in Today’s NFL

NFL General Managers, NFL Players
It’s no secret the running back position is incredibly undervalued in the NFL. The fact that three of the most notable stars from the running back position have held out over the past two years (Le’Veon Bell, Ezekiel Elliot, and Melvin Gordon) proves that this isn’t just an isolated issue. While the Rams decided to pay their star runner, we are watching the Cowboys and Chargers drag their feet because of how hard it is to justify paying top dollar for the position. With that in mind, I felt like taking a closer look at the strategy of GMs and teams when it comes to the running back position. Why so Undervalued? Several factors have led to downward pressure on running backs’ salaries in recent years. The first and most…
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