Rumor: Bills, Chiefs, Texans listed as potential trade suitors for Le’Veon Bell
The New York Jets are reportedly open to a Le’Veon Bell trade ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, and the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans are listed among the potential trade suitors, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The Jets are in the midst of a disastrous 1-6 campaign, which is leading them to consider this drastic move after signing Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal in the offseason. Jets head coach Adam Gase reportedly didn’t want to sign Bell in the first place because he didn’t want to spend so much money on a running back. Bell sat out all of last season due to a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New York was hoping Bell would help jumpstart the offense, but injuries and poor quarterback play in general have helped doom them. Once one of the most productive backs in the NFL, the 27-year-old has only managed 349 yards on 109 carries so far this season, plus 32 catches for 187 yards. He has one rushing touchdown and one receiving score apiece.
The Bills, Chiefs and Texans could all use a dynamic running back of Bell’s caliber as they embark on their respective playoff pushes. The Jets are likely asking for a lot after investing so much in the running back in the offseason.