Football Le’Veon Bell Agrees to Deal With Jets by Luke Porco March 13, 2019 The New York Jets have taken the next step in building what they hope is a competitive team by agreeing to a four-year, $52.5 million deal with disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell. This move comes after the Jets bolstered their defense by signing linebacker C.J. Mosley. Bell showed in his five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers that he is a dynamic running back, by displaying his speed and powerful running paired with his ability to catch passes in the backfield. The Jets will hope that Bell can return to that form for the next four seasons, despite him sitting out the 2018 season, due to demanding more money than the Steelers offered to pay him. While Bell wanted to be the highest paid running back in the NFL, his plan to sit out and wait until free agency backfired. The Steelers had offered him a five year, $70 Million deal before the 2018 season, which averages $14 Million a season, in comparison to the $13.1 Million a year he is receiving from the Jets. Therefore, his effort to hold out for the 2018 season to increase his market value actually ended up being the least logical outcome, because he could have received more money and more years. The Jets are looking to build off the promising rookie season of Sam Darnold, who could be their franchise quarterback, by giving him a weapon in Bell to utilize in the offense. Although the Jets have improved their offensive line by trading for All-Pro guard Kelechi Osemele, their O-Line is still mediocre compared to the line Bell had in Pittsburgh, so he will have something to prove with the Jets in that aspect. The best case scenario for the Jets is that Bell returns to his old form that he had in Pittsburgh, which benefits Darnold’s development, and the Jets get on the right track and have a winning season. The worst case scenario is that Bell struggles in the new Jets system and does not live up to his past success, which leaves the Jets in the same place that they are in. While the former scenario seems to be a bit more likely, either scenario could happen, and the Jets will need to wait for the 2019 season to see what happens. Post Views: 690 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Luke Porco Latest posts by Luke Porco (see all) Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman - March 3, 2020 Lackluster performance by Devils results in 5-3 loss to Panthers - February 12, 2020 Devils Blow Three Goal Lead in 5-4 Overtime Loss to Habs - February 5, 2020 Eli Manning Set to Announce Retirement - January 23, 2020 Related TopicsC.J. MosleyFeatureKelechi OsemeleLeVeon BellNew York JetsSam Darnold Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in Football Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach With COVID-19 Is “Doing Well” Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19, as first reported... Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson Buys the XFL for $15 Million It looks like we’re all smelling a new recipe for what Dwayne “The Rock”... Top 10 Helmets in College Football College football: A spectacle filled with electrifying plays, breathtaking atmospheres and gaudy uniforms. Since... ACC Announces Football Schedule for 2020 Season Add the ACC to the list of schools with adjustments to their fall football... Who won the Odell Beckham Jr. trade? What legacy does Odell Beckham Jr. have as a Giant?