Ezekiel Elliott gets the stamp of approval from important Patriots teammate

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The Patriots had reportedly been exploring their options of adding a running back to play alongside Rhamondre Stevenson this upcoming season. Luckily, they got what they were looking for in the former fourth overall pick of the 2016 draft Ezekiel Elliott.

Because he was the primary weapon of the Cowboys' offense for all of his career, there were concerns over Stevenson's position on the team and how the breakout star of the Patriots would react to Bill Belichick adding such a dominant running back to complement him.

The good thing is that most of the worry was put to rest by Stevenson himself when he took to Twitter to respond to the signing in his own way with just an emoji.

If that wasn't convincing enough, Stevenson spoke about his relationship with his new teammate prior to his signing. He also shared complimentary thoughts on Elliott as a performer and how well he believes they will work together this season.

"That's my guy. I met him in 2021; we've been pretty close ever since ...The way he runs the ball, his determination, his relentlessness, he's going to give you all he's got; I feel our games are going to complement each other very well."

Then, to add even more assurance to any doubters, NFL insider Adam Schefter was a guest on "The Pat McAfee Show" this past week to discuss the Patriots' latest signing, among other topics.

That's when he revealed a detail that hadn't been made public yet.

When Elliott's meeting ended with the Patriots a few weeks ago, a picture went viral on social media showing the running back and Mac Jones out to dinner together. It was assumed it was just the two of them there, but Schefter named dropped another player that was present as well.

"… The only team we know he visited was the New England Patriots on July 29. And that night, he had dinner with Mac Jones and Rhamondre Stevenson. He was excited"

Clearly, Stevenson has been on board since day one. Besides the fact that he's under contract through the 2024 season, he knows his job is not in jeopardy whatsoever, so there's no need to be angered over Elliott's signing.

With that settled, it's good to see the chemistry already being made between new teammates ahead of an important season.