Ezekiel Elliott is ready to get paid.
Elliott, who wrapped up his third regular season in the NFL, is averaging $6.24 million on his rookie contract, according to Spotrac. As a former first-round pick, he won't hit free agency until 2021 (after Dallas picks up his fifth-year option).
Running backs usually don't receive extensions three years into their rookie deal, but Rapoport notes that Elliott's workload is a driving force behind his request. He's accumulated 868 career carries, averaging 289 per season.
Elliott is coming off a spectacular campaign, leading Dallas into the playoffs. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry while pacing the league in rushing for the second time in his career.