Report: Le’Veon Bell to sign with Jets

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has a new home with the New York Jets, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

The deal will pay Bell $52.5 million over four years. The deal averages $13.125 million a season over that span with $35 million guaranteed and a max value of $61 million.

Bell held out the entirety of the 2018 season to avoid playing on the franchise tag with the Steelers. The Steelers declined to place the tag on Bell again for 2019 and allowed him to reach free agency.

While Bell may never fully recoup the $14.54 million he left on the table by sitting out the 2018 season, he now has the long-term contract he was searching for with the Jets.

141 responses to “Report: Le’Veon Bell to sign with Jets

  1. Happy to have him but im so mad we couldnt get Paradis. Osemele is an upgrade, but we got no good player at center. The OL shouldve been priority number 1. Not Jamison Crowder, not Anthony Barr, first offer shouldve been to Paradis and then Morse. Paradis claims Jets didnt even make an offer.

  2. That is money left on the table. Less money on a much less talented team. As predicted by everyone. Dumb and greed collide.

  3. Well at least its over? Looks like there might be some offense to speak of this year at the very least

  4. Whew I’m glad it’s finally over with, good luck to both Bell and the Jets. He lost a year of his prime for this contract, I hope it was worth it. Steelers will be fine with Connor and Samuels.

    Go Steelers!

  5. 9 out of 10 times id be against this but the jets have one of the worst rosters in the league entering 2019 free agency so it was essentially a must sign.

  6. Doesnt seem like the big payout he was hoping for. Good for the jets not bad 13.5 to the best player on your team.

  7. Figures he would sign with the Jets, hopefully he cares about green that doesn’t include cash

  8. Before ya’ll go crazy about how he sat out 14 mill and what not. He could have accepted that, had a career ending injury/an injury that significantly lowered his value, and not gotten $35 million guaranteed. The 14 mill from the Steelers only matters if you’re told by God you won’t be injured. I’ll pass on 14 mill and possibly nothing else to get 35 mill and possibly far more. Wouldn’t you?

  9. the eagles never sniffed the superbowl with desean jackson then they get rid of him and they win the superbowl obviously you have no clue about chemistry and character

    Desean Jackson is toxic and terrible for chemistry eagles won a Super Bowl without Jackson he’s a locker room poison. jackson ruins every team he is on

  10. Be interesting to see the details . I guess if he’s happy with the deal that’s all that matters .

  11. If I recall correctly, Pitts long term offer of 70 Mil and 5 years, he probably got a little eeked a little more out of guranteed money just so his ego can let him feel like he “won” by sitting out.

    If it was all about the money he played it poorly. I have said it gobs of times, elite RBs are luxury in today’s NFL, AP Chris Johnson, Gurley signed a big deal, and now there is concern of his knee…. (part of the reason Bell wanted to avoid the tag). While they can be effective and help create mismatches for defense, its better to have a great oline and average RB than an average Oline and a great RB.

  12. 17.5 mil a year first 2 years… not being able to predict injuries I think he did good for himself.. got a year of rest and healing… he lost 14.5 mil but he gained 20.5 mil that we would never know if he would had gotten… haters are still gonna hate… good job Bell

  13. Steelers offered him a 5 year 70 million deal with 35 guaranteed over 2 seasons. So he’ll now make less per season with the Jets on top of missing the 14.5 mill he would have made last year…that’s called betting on yourself and LOSING.

  14. The Steelers offer wasn’t great, but clearly he didn’t really benefit from holding out. He’ll never make back that $14.5M he lost, but maybe he considers it worth it?

    Classic case of players overvaluing themselves.

  15. Dumbest move ever sitting out last season. He could’ve collected $14.5 million, likely wouldn’t have been franchise tagged again, and probably would’ve ended up signing somewhere for the exact same $35 mil in guaranteed money. Total idiot. $15 mil that he’ll never recoup.

  16. The only thing guaranteed about this “deal” is that the Jet’s will regret it four games onto the new season.

  17. But, But, But…. All these teams want me and I can’t decide. Please, Bell and his agent were full of it from the beginning. I hope the Jets put in a clause in case he gets suspended again or puffs up to 260. Jets should have just drafted a RB in the 3rd round and spent all that money on the offensive line.

  18. I hope he’s all in and ready to ball out. I also hope the Jets protected themselves in the contract incase he decides to flake again.

  19. Well when you break it down he does get 35 million guaranteed with this deal , Now had he played for the 14 million he left on the table and injured himself severely which is not far-fetched since he plays the position of RB that requires collision every time he touches the ball, Then he would have lost out on 21 million guaranteed that he now sees with this deal.
    All and all he did make the right decision to sit because of the POSITION he plays.

  20. I get it that he’s good but that sure is a hefty contract. With 35 mil guaranteed he can under-perform & and still laugh all the way to the bank.

  21. Bell got less per year than the tag and less than the Steelers offered him (70 mill/ 5 years). Can we finally call him an idiot now? So much loss of money and now he has to play for the Jets. He could have stayed, made more money, and had a HOF career. He should fire his agent!

  22. Will the Steelers be given a compensatory draft pick for Bell, even though he didn’t play for them at all last season? There’s nothing to compensate when the player didn’t play, and didn’t get paid for playing.

    Looks like victory #2 for a high profile player taking on management.

  23. Well, this could work out ok for the Jets, depending to some extent on what other improvements they make and if their scheme suits Bell and/or if he adapts to it.

    But is anyone gonna be surprised if Bell turns out to be a dud?
    I mean, it is the Jets…

  24. Bell may already have recouped that $14.5 mill and a lot more by not getting injured playing last year.

    By playing last year he would have been guaranteed only $14.5 mil.

    By not playing last year he is guaranteed $35 mil.

    I think he made the right choice for both his body and his bank account.

  25. He did recoup the $14.5M and then some, he got $35M guaranteed. If he played late year there was no guarantee he would make it to this year. He saved a year of wear and tear on his body & got paid an extra $21M to do it.

  26. So 3 years after saying the starting price was $15 mil per, he scoffed at Steelers 5 yr deal that would have paid him $42 mil the first 3 years. Instead he made $12.1 mil 2yrs ago, he lost $14.5 mil and will mak $13 mil per going forward. Thought this lesson was learned from Dumervil’s gaf. No fax this time but same result. Plus who knows how far te Steelers could have gone without the distraction and a full complement of weapons. A waste on several levels.

  27. I hope he runs for a kajillion yards. And adds a zillion more receiving. Wins MVP. HOF.

    Supremely talented, and he bet on himself with the stakes about as real as it gets.

  28. Does not sound much better than the long term deal the Steelers offered. $13 million, $28 million guaranteed?

    And he is now playing for …the Jets.

  29. “…may never fully recoup…”
    ______

    MAY?!

    The deal he reportedly left last year was 5/70M with 33M in the first 2 years and 45M in the first 3.

    Not only will he NOT make up that $15M, he missed on a better deal as well. Just a poor play overall for Bell.

  30. Sitting out a year got you real far, LB. You lost 10+ mil in cash, you are a Jet, and now your going to play that wait, wait, run garbage behind the 25th ranked offensive line of the Jets instead of a number one ranked Steelers line…gotta love it. This is such a Jets thing to do.
    Good luck LB, you’re going to be exposed as a mediocre/serviceable rb at the expense of a clueless GM and the new factory of sadness. Kinda like a certain rb who was the nfl rushing leader for the Cowboys a few years back, but gets traded to the Eagles to just be exposed as a good rb behind a great offensive line. Couldn’t happen to a better team and a problem child player.

  31. And the tag would of paid him more than he’s getting paid now. Plus he lost a prime year and what could of been a SB Championship if he had played. And now he’s with the Jets.

  32. That’s a lot of money but I don’t think things worked out quite as well as he expect. No way he makes it to the end of the contract.

  33. Bell got less money by skipping a year.

    Remember during the 2018 season people were saying how smart Bell was because it would lead to more annual money?

    How much would he have made on the franchise tag if he stayed in Pitt this year?

  34. If the terms of this deal are right it doesn’t sound like a bad contract for the Jets salary cap. I bet Sam Darnold is pretty happy today. What both Darnold & Bell both need now is more O line help. For a team with multiple needs on offense, he fills a few of them pretty darn well.

  35. Can’t wait to see how long it takes LeVeon Bell to upset Coach Gase. He had a ‘’short fuse’ in Miami with certain
    Players and they were gone.

  36. So what did Bell gain? He lost a whole year’s salary to get this contract with the Jets — a team which hasn’t gotten to a Super Bowl since 1969.
    Apparently, Bell doesn’t care about winning, he only cares about how much money he can get. That’s fine with me and it certainly is his right, but the Jets should understand that right up front because they are getting a player whose mind set is me-me.
    The other thing the Jets should realize is they are getting a RB who was as good as he was in part because of who he played for. Look no further than James Conner for proof of that. He stepped right in when no one knew who he was and their running game didn’t miss a beat. The Steelers do a great job with offensive linemen and they always had a prolific offense while Bell was there. I am taking nothing away from Bell. Clearly he is one of the best RB’s in football. But will he be able to duplicate what he did with the Steelers with the Jets? Time will tell. And will he be happy in New Jersey playing for the Jets? Again, time will tell.

  37. brazy44 says:
    He did recoup the $14.5M and then some, he got $35M guaranteed. If he played late year there was no guarantee he would make it to this year. He saved a year of wear and tear on his body & got paid an extra $21M to do it.
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    Umm no. He had an offer of 70 mil over 5 years. This is 52 over 4. Essentially he lost the 14 mil he would have made last year, and loses another mil each of the next 4.
    Without knowing what the guaranteed money would have been from the Steelers, he essentially lost 18 mil over 5 years.

  38. I thought the starting point was $17 mil per year? LOL. Trying to figure out who has a lower IQ Bell or his agent. If there are any other players have this clown for an agent they need to fire him ASAP.

  39. The Velvet Fog says:
    March 13, 2019 at 5:54 am
    Steelers proved Connor is just as good at a fraction of the price minus the headaches

    *********************************************************************

    We’ll get to test this theory now that Bell will be in a system that’s very different from Pittsburgh’s. Pretty interested to see how he does with the Jets.

    Used to be annoyed with Bell (not his actual gripe so much as how he went about it publicly and with the team). After the garbage Antonio Brown just pulled, though, water under the bridge for Bell. Wish he could’ve stayed with the Steelers, but he bet on himself financially and it didn’t really pan out.

  40. he proved me right. you give up 14.5 last year and then you agree to take 13.5 for this
    upcoming season. glad he is out of this division. he is S T U P I D!!!!!!!!!

  41. Iowanderingwonder, after the first tag he turned down a contract worth 33 mil guaranteed and worth up to 70 mil. In the end he gained 2 mil guaranteed but has nowhere near recouped the 14.5 mil he forfeited by not signing his second tag. If he signs this deal, his plan backfired. The Jets are still playing for second place in the East and a wildcard spot that gets pretty crowded.

  42. The Me generation is so sad. I hope later in life he feels regret for shaming his team and himself.
    His legacy is ….um…non existent.

  43. Steelers fans are really on here ripping the Jets? Your team is marred in constant dysfunction, the excuses for Ben are still coming, Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin are still employed, and the new Rooney’s don’t care at all. I’m not saying Bell didn’t miscalculate his move here but don’t throw stones in glass houses I would take 2m less to go play for the Jets too.

  44. The Jets are an exciting young team with an elite franchise QB. This will be year 2 for Sam Darnold, and I expect the Jets to be light years better than they were last year. Look at what QB’s like Goff, Mahomes, and Trubisky did their second years compared to their first. The QB position is 90% mental and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is a great time to be a Jets’ fan. This is a new golden age for the Jets. The Bell signing is just icing on the cake. They were going to be great regardless.

  45. The Velvet Fog says:
    March 13, 2019 at 5:54 am
    Steelers proved Connor is just as good at a fraction of the price minus the headaches

    *********************************************************************

    We’ll get to test this theory now that Bell will be in a system that’s very different from Pittsburgh’s. Pretty interested to see how he does with the Jets.

    Used to be annoyed with Bell (not his actual gripe so much as how he went about it publicly and with the team). After the garbage Antonio Brown just pulled, though, water under the bridge for Bell. Wish he could’ve stayed with the Steelers, but he bet on himself financially and it didn’t really pan out.

  46. So he sits out a year to force a trade out of a division where his team has a legitimate shot at the SB every year to the JETS who’s direct competition is the Pats. For a couple more million a year but it will never make up for the millions he lost last year. It makes no sense at all, don’t get it.

  47. When I look at the big numbers, the only thing that stands out about this deal compared to what the Steelers offered him before he sat out is the term. Jets deal is shorter. 4 years versus 7.

    The facts say he is getting on his next contract. We have seen his strategy when he is in that mode. He walked away from over $14 million last year on it. Make sure he does not get injured and that his body does not get worn out at the position.

    Jets. OMG

  48. He obviously should have taken the long term deal the Steelers offered, but he was right to refuse to play on the franchise tag last year. Too risky for a RB to play with no long term guarantees.

  49. I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say the Patriots still win the division by three (or more) games.

  50. when the steelers go to the SB this year and the bell and brown can look from the outside
    neither of those player will do well this year as they’re going to learn new systems,
    playbooks,etc

  51. With his new found team and weight coupled with bring out of football shape, this guy wont last until the first game of the season. Good luck Jets!

  52. Good luck running behind that O-Line lol, should have taken the Steelers deal and stayed put!

  53. So this is a good counterpoint to AB. He got a good deal, but nothing ridiculous, and nothing that far off from what Pittsburgh offered him last year. So he’ll never recoup the $14 million he left on the table last year, but whatever.

    I’m happy for Jets fans – at least they didn’t overpay for him.

  54. Jets will be 2-6 at midseason and Bell will be voicing his displeasure. This will be fun to watch. Same old Jets

  55. The Jets better seriously upgrade the interior of their OL at all 3 positions or signing Bell will be all for nothing if he gets met at the LOS constantly. And please dont mention Kelechi Osmele, the dude will be 30yrs old come week 1 and is starting to decline. Those big massive power OG’s tend to start breaking down in their late 20’s/early 30s, look at former All-Pro Mike Iupati. Osmele wasnt good at all last season and he most likely only gets worse. The Jets need to make sure they add another veteran interior linemen and draft a couple taking a guy in round 2 & another in round 3 or 4. Not only will Darnold be much better protected but the run game will be far better if they seriously invest in that OL.

  56. This was never about JUST the money, the way people are making it out. Honestly, I think Bell played it ‘classy’ in SAYING it was just the money. In my opinion, he wanted out of Pittsburgh because of Ben, because of Tomlin, and because of the way the front office/ownership enabled them both, but Ben more specifically. So Bell and Brown had had enough, and stood up in very different ways, however they both got what they wanted. The Steelers management is now going to have to scramble to change the perception in the public and in the locker room to keep other people in line.

    I also think that Bell and Brown were both small victories for the players in the labor vs management fight that has been quietly festering for the past few years. Between Cousins, Bell and Brown, they’ve shown ways for teams to exert control over their destiny that is not against the rules of the CBA, but still very much stick in the craw of management.

    So now Bell gets to A) not be in Pittsburgh on Pittsburgh’s terms and B) he’s still more than set for life on a team that has a promising young QB in a division that has Brady potentially declining or retiring any season now.

  57. Javier Navarro says:
    March 13, 2019 at 12:32 am
    Happy to have him but im so mad we couldnt get Paradis. Osemele is an upgrade, but we got no good player at center. The OL shouldve been priority number 1. Not Jamison Crowder, not Anthony Barr, first offer shouldve been to Paradis and then Morse. Paradis claims Jets didnt even make an offer.
    ——————————————-

    I agree with you. And at 30yrs old come WK1 Osmele isnt that much of an upgrade over Carpenter yet comes w/ the ginormous price tag of an Elite OG. Osmele is starting to break down & decline as he was just terrible last year and he likely only gets worse next season.The Jets should of went after someone else in F/A and pushed hard for Morse or Paradis in F/A. With Bell now on the roster they still need to greatly upgrade that OL, they should fix the interior on draft day going after a guy like Garrett Bradbury to start at Center & push for massive 6″6 Beau Benzshawel in round 3 of the NFL draft to plug in at RG.

  58. Leveon must watch Seinfeld… he held out for less money like a champ. George Costanza would be proud.

  59. It’s not a wonder why the Jets can never beat the Patriots. Stupid trades and over pay for guys like this.

  60. hiresolutionfilms says:
    March 13, 2019 at 12:41 am
    4 years is long term??? Steelers offer was 33M in first 2 years, $45M over first 3, dude is a chump.
    ==========================================

    It’s the GUARANTEED money that was the sticking point. The Steelers were only guaranteeing the first year of the contract, Bell would be have to be stupid to accept that offer. Look at what happened to Todd Gurley this year, Gurley is extremely happy he got $45M guaranteed given his knee issues he’s now going through. Had Bell of taken the Steelers offer and suffered a knee injury in that 1st year they’d cut him over the off-season without thinking twice about it. Gurley wanted security & the Steelers would give it. Bell now has that w/ $35M guaranteed, if he suffers an Alex Smith type career ending injury he’s guaranteed far more that the Steelers were offering.

  61. The simple evaluation:

    This contract has more guaranteed money than the Steelers offered. (reports of the Steelers guaranteed portion varied widely, but if I remember correctly the true, totally guaranteed amount was about 20 million)

    It pays less money over the first two years than the Steelers contract would have paid. In fact, what the Steelers contract would have put in his pocket over the first two years would have almost equaled the Jets guarantee number.

    It pays less money overall – if the contracts were both completed – than the Steelers contract.

    So if what Bell really wanted was the guaranteed money – I guess this works for him, and that’s probably what he’ll say in public.

    In private, he’s not happy as he got nowhere near what he thought he was going to get as he completely overvalued his services – just as the majority of us on this board always said would happen.

    Having said that, not gonna cry for him – he’s a wealthy man.

  62. Bell is an idiot. He settled. All the drama for 2 years for this. He basically lost out and sat out a year for nothing. The Jets offer was no better then the Steelers considering he lost money last year. I hope the Steelers never draft a running back like this again. All about himself.

  63. Not a fan of jets or Steelers, but has anyone ever stopped to think that maybe Bell just didnt want to be in Pittsburgh? Brown left, james left, bell left, big ben get extension. Juju is good but hes no brown and do you guys really knw what you have in connor? Dnt trash bell and brown now that theyre gone when two years ago they were praised

  64. What you guys fail to understand is that its really not about the money. The culture in that Steelers organization is terrible and players just wanted out. Ben is a cancer and spreading it. GM calling players Ben’s kids and Ben is not even a leader so why help a team like that. Its the principle not the money.

  65. The Steelers offered him a long-term contract and he gave up $14.5 million in salary last year to get $2 million more guaranteed. But if it makes you happy …

  66. trollaikman8 says:
    March 13, 2019 at 2:16 am
    Will Pittsburgh win 7 games?
    ——————————–
    They have Connor, they will be fine. Will the Jets win 7 games? Hint…take the under.

  67. “The simple evaluation:

    This contract has more guaranteed money than the Steelers offered. (reports of the Steelers guaranteed portion varied widely, but if I remember correctly the true, totally guaranteed amount was about 20 million)”

    2 million more guaranteed after he left 14.5 million guaranteed on the table.
    The contract has minimall more guaranteed money a lower total and lower annual average.
    Plus the fact that Steelers contracts pay out a higher overall percentage of the total versus any team in the league. Lev bet on himself and lost, at least moderately and that isn’t considering the fact that he is 20 lbs heavier, a year out of football and playing for a significantly worse team.

  68. “If this keeps up, the Browns and Jets will be in the AFC Championship game this year.”

    Lolz no, no they won’t be.

  69. tylawspick6 says:
    March 13, 2019 at 9:41 am
    Sweet!

    – Pats Fans
    —————
    Pats fans will be in the same boat as the Steelers in two years when Billy and Tommy move to the Dominican together. All the big names will want out.

  70. “Pittsburgh traditionally guarantees only signing bonuses in their deals. Bell would likely have had a first-year roster bonus in his deal, which would have added extra guarantees, but the Steelers would not have come up with an offer that would have actually guaranteed the $35 million he will get from the Jets without totally breaking away from their typical contractual structure. As we saw with Brown, that wasn’t going to happen.”

    Good for Bell!

  71. Truth is Bell bet on himself and LOST big time. He didn’t have that many suitors. But Hey, at least your out of Pittsburgh. He’ll be on a mediocre team the rest of his career. Way to reset the Market, Le’veon. Gurley made more.

  72. omeimontis says:
    March 13, 2019 at 10:12 am
    After 3 years, the Jets will release or trade him.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Well after his $35 mil guarantee.

  73. jman987 says “2 million more guaranteed after he left 14.5 million guaranteed on the table.”

    Sure, but if he had a career ending injury last year? How much would he have left the NFL with compared to how much he leaves with now if he has an Alex Smith injury? Do the math. The guaranteed money increase is significant.

    Look – he overvalued himself drastically, yes. Unlike Cousins, from an overall money standpoint he bet on himself and lost – he lost big on overall money assuming health and employment to contracts end. Overall, I’d say he and his agent played this whole thing like idiots.

    But not too many players ever see a contract’s true end before being cut, do they? They never see all that money, and we all know that to be true. And we all should know the risk of career ending injury (or at least a “contract ending early through getting cut injury”) is real and is always there.

    He did lose significant money over time assuming he remains healthy and plays out his contract. I was saying this would happen (as was almost everyone else) ever since this whole thing started – he wasn’t going to get an overall contract anywhere near what he thought he was going to get.

    But he did get a better guarantee in the event his career were to end early or he was cut before the contract conclusion – a much better guarantee.

    The only point he got more on was the issue of security in terms of guaranteed money

  74. Once again Gase has near or total control over personnel decisions & JUST like he did in Miami will destroy another NFL team – his ego doesn’t allow him to even imagine a head cases like Bell being a locker room cancer until it’s too late – by the time Gase starts to “jettison” those problem players….like Bell – the damage is done & disfunction will rule the team!

  75. Have you ever taken a new job for less money because you couldn’t stand your old company/boss? I have (and know others who have) taken a cut in pay just to go somewhere/anywhere else. I think it’s even easier to do when you’re making millions per year instead of 5 figures.

  76. What this says is Le’veon was correct to not play on a tag. Lawrence should simply tell Jerry I will not sign or play for the Cowboys unless you write me a check for around $80 million (he is somewhere between Flowers and Mack). And from now any player franchised tagged should take the same approach because the risk of losing anywhere from $30 to $100 million with a Alex Smith type injury.

  77. So much for his demands for $20M a season and a ton of guaranteed money. It doesn’t look like that holdout paid off like he thought. He flushed away more money last year than this deal averages all because he thought he could dupe someone into paying him $20M per year.

    I still think they overpaid for him. He’s going to find out the Jets are not the Steelers and he’s going to get crushed. He’ll be out of the league in two years but at least he’ll have that guaranteed money. The Jets wasted their money on this guy. Just watch. It’ll probably take him half the season to get in shape and more than likely he’ll get injured and be lost for most of the year. Then next year he’ll hold out because he’ll want more money. This guy is a headcase and just not worth the trouble. The Jets will find out the hard way.

  78. Do you hear that? That’s Bell slipping into obscurity. What’s the over under on yards per game for him next year? 70? It’s going to be so funny to watch him fall flat on his face.

  79. The Jets ended the season with a bottom 5 ranked O-line per PFF. Unless they make some major upgrades there….Bell’s not going anywhere next year.

  80. charliecharger says:
    March 13, 2019 at 7:49 am
    The Jets are an exciting young team with an elite franchise QB. This will be year 2 for Sam Darnold, and I expect the Jets to be light years better than they were last year. Look at what QB’s like Goff, Mahomes, and Trubisky did their second years compared to their first. The QB position is 90% mental and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is a great time to be a Jets’ fan. This is a new golden age for the Jets. The Bell signing is just icing on the cake. They were going to be great regardless.
    ————————————————————————
    I always find it funny when anyone proclaims this guy or that guy is a franchise player, future HOF’er or GOAT after 1 year. Same was said about Kaep after his first year.

  81. This move was perfect…bunch of fools who don’t see he didn’t win. Bell just got 21 MORE MILLION in his bank account prior to stepping foot on the field again had he done so under the franchise tag..period. There no other way to cut it. You can not say he lost out on a year because he did not PLAY the year…getting that money would of cost him. There is no way to say if he will or will not play a year longer, its the complete unknown. Anything could of happened to him with no guaranteed aka Alex Smith/ Ryan Shazier. He did not quit on his teammates because he was not a member of the team. He signed no contract and therefore had no contractual obligations. Just as every team does whats best for the team when they cut players with no regard to how that affects other players on the team this man did what was best for him….to the tune of tens of millions. Kudos to Leveon and Brown. Get paid young man get paid!!!

  82. He rejected 5 years/70m last season for 4 years/52m this season. He maybe gained a couple million in guaranteed money, but he’s also missing 15m in his bank account right now that he would have gotten for playing last year under a new deal.

  83. As a long suffering jets fan, I have seen this story and know how it ends

    Bell will underproduce, not only because he is older and out of shape but because he is on a bad team, with a bad coach and a bad offensive line

    Bell will become a malcontent within the first 4 regular season games of being there and not get along with D’Arnold

    His attitude will be unacceptable to Gas who will bench him halfway into the season and then ultimatum the Jets front office to get rid of him

    Jets finish 3-13

    Fire coach and Fire GM and start all over with 16m in dead cap money on Bell

    Same old jets

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