Le’Veon Bell is officially heading to the New York Jets. After deciding to sit out for the 2018 season, Bell can finally play some football. In the 2017 season, Bell gained almost 2,000 yards, which is beyond stellar. Bell decided to sit out the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini and Jeremy Fowler, “Bell opted to eschew the $14.5 million franchise tag in 2018 — forgoing about $855,000 per game — so he could preserve his long-term viability for a big contract in free agency this offseason”. The Jets agreed to a four-year $52.5 million contract and $35 million guaranteed. At 12:37 am Adam Schefter reported that the Jets have a max value of $61 million.
Le’Veon Bell’s four-year deal with the New York Jets has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
The veteran receiver will be a huge asset to the New York Jets offense. It is not a secret that the Jets have been struggling to develop an offensive rhythm. Ending their season 4-12, the Jets can use a strong running back, and Bell is exactly that. Bell has been training, and he is ready to get back on the field. Fans and analysts are excited to see what Bell does for the 2019 season. Another anxious individual is quarterback Sam Darnold. The multitalented running back combined with the talent of Sam Darnold will be a site to see.
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