At the start of the 2017 NFL season, Le’Veon Bell “jokingly” applied for a job at Dairy Queen as he attempted to get the Steelers to listen to his pleas for a new contract, and while he’d go on to play that season, the same can’t be said for the most recent one.
Pittsburgh declined to restructure Bell’s deal before things kicked off last year and the running back responded by sitting out for the entirety of the season, opting instead to antagonize the team on Twitter and eschew football to work on his rap career (which appears to need a lot more work based on what we’ve heard this offseason).
Bell officially became a free agent in March and almost immediately signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the New York Jets, who recently restructured in a big way after parting ways with GM Mike Maccagnan and handing the reins over to head coach Adam Gase.
It didn’t take long for reports to surface that Maccagnan and Gase weren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye when it came to roster moves and that the latter was not a fan of the former GM’s decision to pursue Bell which, for lack of a better word, is aaaaaaaawkward.
Bell has never been one to keep quiet and this was no exception, as it didn’t take long for him to jump on Twitter and share his thoughts on the situation.
New York sports teams and dysfunction. Name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait.