The Ezekiel Elliott story has enraged the Boston media.

According to various sources, the former Dallas Cowboys star has agreed to terms with the New England Patriots.

And the Boston media is going crazy over the news, much beyond what you'd expect when a team signs a running back whose best days are behind him.

Elliott has agreed to a one-year contract worth $3 million, including a $1 million signing bonus, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

With performance bonuses, the three-time Pro Bowl running back could earn up to $6 million.

With the Patriots, Elliott quickly takes over as the backup to starter Rhamondre Stevenson. Elliott, 28, provides experience and a knack for scoring.

Last season, he carried for 876 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns but was easily surpassed by backup Tony Pollard.

The Boston sports media is ecstatic about the agreement and its implications. NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry offered five reasons why it's a good decision for the Patriots. 

In summary, "Rhamondre Stevenson can't do it all," "Elliott doesn't fumble," "Elliott is a short-yardage weapon," and "Elliott understands how to pass-protect.

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