Source: Jets aren’t divided on Le’Veon Bell

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The Jets are divided on whether to sign running back Le'Veon Bell. Unless they aren’t.

Per a league source, the Jets are unified on their approach to the soon-to-be-former Steelers standout. The source strongly disputed the report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News suggesting that a schism exists within organization regarding Bell.

It remains to be seen whether the team’s undivided approach will result in the Jets pursuing Bell or not pursuing him, but the safer wager at this point is that the Jets will try to pair Bell with a budding franchise quarterback who is at least two years away from his second contract.

27 responses to “Source: Jets aren’t divided on Le’Veon Bell

  1. What a friggin joke Mehta is a pot stirrer and everything he says he has a agenda. Get rid of this squeaky wheel way too much nonsense comes from the daily news and him. He is way too connected too someone on the inside. Find out who it is and fire them both

  2. Just don’t be divided on overpaying a guy on his way down and one season removed from even playing and things will be fine. Seriously, look at his 2017 vs. 2016 and base your decision on that. Then subtract some more for the uncertainty of sitting out 2018. And take a good look at what you can get an RB for and what they really bring to a team (he can catch, plus for him). But take a look at what Conner did vs. Bell and think a lot about 10 digits a year.

  3. youngnoize says:
    March 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm
    Divided on signing the best running back in the league? I think not. He instantly helps with Sam Darnold’s maturation process.
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    Maybe so but who is going to help with L’Bell’s maturation process

  4. Cap space isn’t much good unless you use it. Do your quarterback a favor and show Le’Veon the money (or continue to let the Patriots be your Daddy)

  5. Raiders are spending up all their money. Doubt they pursue Bell. Meaning the Jets have no one to bid against them so they don’t have to over pay.

    If I were the Jets, I’d offer a contract averaging 10 mil a year. He has a lot of mileage on those tires and reports are that he’s ballooned in weight.

  6. Jets front office needs to start doing some leak detection testing to find out who’s feeding Mehta. Crazy.

  7. I have never read Manish Mehta’s work directly, but literally every single time I see him referenced — and that is dozens and dozens over the years — it’s setting straight yet another incorrect report.

    He obviously just types in a few keywords, sets the computer on the floor, lets his cats roll around on it and play all over it, runs spell check and calls it an article.

  8. As to signing Bell, I hope they would at least work him out first, especially after a year of sitting on his couch throwing whiny Twitter tantrums instead of playing football.

  9. Speaking of Bell, why have we heard no rumors of a team tying him up as of yet? I thought teams were going to fall all over themselves vying for his services? He he not allowed to take part in the “legal” tampering period?

  10. I like bell and the fact that he took a chance on himself. I am not sure that I would pay him what he wants. I think it really comes down to how you value his receiving abilities.

  11. Leveon Bell took a year off to party in Miami, was tweeting at 1am the night before their playoff game vs Jacksonville the prior season (which they ended up losing), is at that age where a running back starts to go the other direction and wants to make $17 million per year at a position where you can get a quality guy for half of that.

    Sounds like a Jet to me.

  12. So , you are not divided! Thanks Manish, that’s one way to cover a story, hit both angles and retract one! Bell wants north of 15 million per year , instantly makes the Jets relevant.

  13. youngnoize says:
    March 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm
    Divided on signing the best running back in the league? I think not. He instantly helps with Sam Darnold’s maturation process.
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    I guess some of the Jets front office realizes that spending half as much on someone like Tevin Coleman and using the savings on some half decent offensive linemen might be a better idea.

  14. “Do your quarterback a favor and show Le’Veon the money (or continue to let the Patriots be your Daddy)”
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    Just a hilarious comment due to the fact the Patriots would NEVER just throw money at a guy like Bell. They might sign him to a team-friendly deal or one with tons of performance incentives but they’d NEVER hand a huge guaranteed contract to a running back.

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