Tony Pollard contract details: Former Cowboys RB agrees to join Titans on 3-year deal

Tony Pollard is heading to Tennessee.

Pollard has reached an agreement with the Titans after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Cowboys.

A fourth-round pick in 2019, Pollard evolved from his role as Ezekiel Elliott’s backup to an every-down dual-threat as a runner and pass-catcher. Even coming off of an underwhelming season as Dallas’ feature back, Pollard proved he’s capable of handling a bigger workload, starting every game. Now, he’ll continue to put that to the test with the Titans.

For more information on Pollard’s new contract, The Sporting News has you covered with all the details below.

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Tony Pollard contract details

  • Team: Titans
  • Years:
  • Value: $24 million

Pollard has agreed to sign a three-year, $24 million contract with the Titans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He will receive $24 million guaranteed.

Dallas selected Pollard out of Memphis with the 128th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, signing him a four-year, $3.2 million rookie contract.

The 26-year-old running back played on the Cowboys’ franchise tag last season, earning $10.1 million in 2023.

With this new deal, Pollard’s career earnings will jump up to $38 million if he plays through the entirety of his contract.

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Tony Pollard stats

Pollard’s overall stats from the 2023 season aren’t all that disappointing, but a bigger leap was expected once he was freed from Elliott’s shadow.

Pollard posted career highs in carries (252) and receptions (55), but his production didn’t exactly skyrocket with the extra work. He finished with his second-consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, but his rushing touchdown total dipped from nine in 2022 to six in ’23.

Despite his career-best receptions mark, Pollard finished with 60 fewer receiving yards than 2022 and failed to score a receiving touchdown after collecting three the year prior.

He averaged career lows with 4.0 rushing yards per attempt, 5.7 receiving yards per attempt and 4.6 yards per touch.

Pollard’s 1,316 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns is by no means a bad season. The Cowboys just had higher hopes for their starting running back, who was coming off of a Pro Bowl season as Elliott’s backup in 2022.

Year Games Carries Rush yds Y/C Rec. Rec. yds Total TDs
2019 15 86 455 5.3 15 107 3
2020 16 101 435 4.3 28 193 5
2021 15 130 719 5.5 39 337 2
2022 16 193 1,007 5.2 39 371 12
2023 17 252 1,005 4.0 55 311 6
Total 79 762 3,621 4.8 176 1,319 28

Titans RB depth chart

Rank Player
1 Tony Pollard
2 Tyjae Spears
3 Hassan Haskins
4 Julius Chestnut

Pollard appears to be the new starter in Tennessee, supplanting longtime standout Derrick Henry.

Pollard will now slot in ahead of Tyjae Spears, who had a solid rookie season for the Titans rushing for 453 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 100 carries. He also caught 52 passes for 385 yards and added another score through the air. 

Hassan Haskins and Julius Chestnut figure to be the remaining depth behind Pollard and Spears.

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