Le’Veon Bell’s time with the Steelers came to a fairly rocky end last season when the star running back announced his intentions to sit out the entire year unless he was given a new contract and he made good on his threat when Pittsburgh refused to give in to his demands (much to the chagrin of the fantasy football players who decided to pick him up in the early rounds).
When everything was said and done, Bell finally found himself back on the market, and despite previously saying he’d never play for the Jets, he would ultimately sign a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the team.
However, we were treated to a little bit of drama earlier this year when we learned Adam Gase never wanted the team to sign Bell in the first place, as he reportedly butted heads with former GM Mike Maccagnan before the deal was announced.
After learning about the news, Bell responded by saying he wouldn’t let the report distract him and that he was focusing his attention on bringing the Jets as many wins as possible. However, based on a quick look at their current record, he appears to have failed in his mission.
New York came out of the gate like a racehorse doped up on ketamine and got off to a 1-7 start on the year, and while they’ve turned things around over the past few weeks, all signs point to this being yet another waste of a season for the hapless team.
It’s safe to say Bell hasn’t exactly helped the cause too much, as he’s currently averaging just under 83 yards per game and has failed to crack the 100-yard mark in any of the contests he’s played in.
Now, it looks like the Jets are having second thoughts about the signing, and after we learned he was on the trade block this October, The New York Daily News reports the team will be looking to offload Bell once the offseason rolls around (but will likely have to eat some of his salary to pull off a deal).
All I have to say is “LOL Jets.”