Le’Veon Bell has decided that his next team will be the New York Jets. His deal will be four years for $52.5 million as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former Steelers’ RB Le’Veon Bell plans to sign with…the New York Jets, a league source tells ESPN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
Bell played for five seasons in Pittsburgh, but sat out last season as he couldn’t negotiate a long term deal with the Steelers. Before that, Bell made the Pro Bowl three times and rushed for 5,336 yards as he blossomed into a star.
The Jets have long been rumored to be interested in Bell and reportedly offered him the most money. Bell will provide a good running back and target in the passing game for young quarterback Sam Darnold. With the offseason additions of C.J. Mosely, Jamison Crowder and Bell, the Jets have set themselves up to have a more successful 2019 season.