Rumors: Tevin Coleman a good fallback for the Jets for not signing Le’Veon Bell
The New York Jets are unfortunately forced to directly compete against the perennial Super Bowl champion New England Patriots year-in and year-out. In doing so, the AFC East franchise must make a splash this offseason as the Patriots are notably coming off yet another Super Bowl victory.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets need to upgrade the team’s running back position while current Pittsburgh Steelers and potential free agent Le’Veon Bell is obviously at the top of New York’s list. However, there is another player the Jets could pivot toward — current Atlanta Falcons and soon-to-be free agent running back Tevin Coleman.
“The Jets miss out on Le’Veon Bell in free agency, but rebound by signing Tevin Coleman as part of a backfield overhaul,” writes Cimini. “They will cut Isaiah Crowell, a mediocre free-agent signing from last year, and say goodbye to Bilal Powell, 30, their longest-tenured player who hits free agency. They will go into the season with Coleman, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon as their top three backs”
The Jets missed out on the postseason once again in 2018-19. With the franchise selecting former USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Jets must now add to the team’s offense in more ways than one. While the Jets could surely use a few more targets in the passing game, either Le’Veon Bell or Tevin Coleman being inserted into the lineup behind Darnold will do wonders for the up-and-coming signal caller as well.