Le’Veon Bell doesn’t regret signing with the Jets
“I made a decision,” Bell said in a candid conversation with the Daily News about choosing the Jets. “And I’ll live with it.”
When free agency took place in March, Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal to join the Jets. Due to his signing, there was some optimism that New York would finally be able to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years.
While fans were excited to get a playmaker like Bell on the roster, it didn’t seem as if Gase was in favor of signing the All-Pro running back. The Jets, reportedly, tried to move Bell ahead of the NFL’s trade deadline in October.
Their efforts to move Bell ended in disappointment as no team was willing to absorb the rest of his lucrative contract. Nevertheless, Bell has exuded leadership and class throughout the entire situation.
Since arriving in New York, Bell has been very vocal about being part of the turnaround for the franchise. However, considering the team already tried to trade him, there’s a chance he isn’t on this roster in 2020.
After sitting out of the entire 2018 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell has combined for 817 yards on 207 total touches (3.9 yards per touch) in 2019. Even though his numbers are down, Bell is still one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL.
The dual-threat running back isn’t for questioning his decision to sign with the Jets. On the other hand, the Jets’ front office would likely take back the decision to pay a hefty price for Bell.