FootballLe’Veon Bell Agrees to Deal With Jets by Luke Porco March 13, 2019 The New York Jets have taken the next step in building what they hope is a competitive team by agreeing to a four-year, $52.5 million deal with disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell. This move comes after the Jets bolstered their defense by signing linebacker C.J. Mosley.Bell showed in his five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers that he is a dynamic running back, by displaying his speed and powerful running paired with his ability to catch passes in the backfield. The Jets will hope that Bell can return to that form for the next four seasons, despite him sitting out the 2018 season, due to demanding more money than the Steelers offered to pay him.While Bell wanted to be the highest paid running back in the NFL, his plan to sit out and wait until free agency backfired. The Steelers had offered him a five year, $70 Million deal before the 2018 season, which averages $14 Million a season, in comparison to the $13.1 Million a year he is receiving from the Jets. Therefore, his effort to hold out for the 2018 season to increase his market value actually ended up being the least logical outcome, because he could have received more money and more years.The Jets are looking to build off the promising rookie season of Sam Darnold, who could be their franchise quarterback, by giving him a weapon in Bell to utilize in the offense. Although the Jets have improved their offensive line by trading for All-Pro guard Kelechi Osemele, their O-Line is still mediocre compared to the line Bell had in Pittsburgh, so he will have something to prove with the Jets in that aspect.The best case scenario for the Jets is that Bell returns to his old form that he had in Pittsburgh, which benefits Darnold’s development, and the Jets get on the right track and have a winning season. The worst case scenario is that Bell struggles in the new Jets system and does not live up to his past success, which leaves the Jets in the same place that they are in. While the former scenario seems to be a bit more likely, either scenario could happen, and the Jets will need to wait for the 2019 season to see what happens. Post Views: 906The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsLuke PorcoLatest posts by Luke Porco (see all) Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman - March 3, 2020 Lackluster performance by Devils results in 5-3 loss to Panthers - February 12, 2020 Devils Blow Three Goal Lead in 5-4 Overtime Loss to Habs - February 5, 2020 Eli Manning Set to Announce Retirement - January 23, 2020 Related TopicsC.J. MosleyFeatureKelechi OsemeleLeVeon BellNew York JetsSam Darnold Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021More in Football You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards”Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review... Who won the Odell Beckham Jr. trade? What legacy does Odell Beckham Jr. have as a Giant?