The New York Jets sign Le’Veon Bell

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The New York Jets sign Le’Veon Bell

Trey Owens, Staff Writer

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The New York Jets just got a new weapon in the Big Apple.

The Jets are signing running back Le’Veon Bell to a four-year $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed. The news was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Including incentives, Bell could make $61 million over the course of the deal.

Quarterback Sam Darnold was leading a talent-deprived Jets offense last season, ranking 25th in passing and 26th in rushing. No running back on the Jets last year totaled over 700 yards rushing. During Bell’s last year with the Steelers he rushed for 1,291 yards. Bell’s 665 yards receiving that season would have had him finish second on the Jets roster in the category.

Bell sat out the past NFL season after contract disputes with the Pittsburgh Steelers broke down. Bell wanted guaranteed money in his next contract, and the Steelers weren’t for it. Having already dealt with injuries in his career, one of Bell’s top priorities was to hit free agency healthy.

Since the NFL dates and times for the 2019 season don’t release until mid-April, it is to be determined who will be the first team Bell and the Jets will play this upcoming season.