The Jets signed running back Le’Veon Bell to a 4-year, $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed in the offseason.
While he’s had his moments, it hasn’t worked out the way they anticipated.
According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, multiple sources around the league expect the Jets to try and trade Bell this offseason.
Bell is averaging 3.2 YPC and doesn’t have a single game with more than 70 rushing yards this season. His longest run of the season is 19 yards.
The Jets listened to offers for Bell at the trade deadline but their asking price was high.
“One source said it didn’t seem like the Jets were really willing to move him then, but since then it’s become pretty clear that Adam Gase can’t find a way to make him the centerpiece of their offense, or doesn’t want to,” Vacchiano said.
After the trade deadline passed, Le’Veon posted this video asking fans to be patient with the team.
Back when Mike Maccagnan was the GM, there were rumblings that Gase and Maccagnan disagreed about signing Bell.
Maccagnan ultimately signed Bell and other high-priced free agents and was fired in May after the draft. Joe Douglas is now the GM of the team.
Bell has 183 carries for 589 rushing yards and three touchdowns through 12 games this season.
He missed the last game against Miami with the flu, but was spotted bowling the night before despite the illness.
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