Late Tuesday night, LeVeon Bell and the New York Jets agreed to a deal. The deal is worth $52.5 million over four years with $35 million in guaranteed money at signing. This signing has ended the year-long speculation of where Bell would play his next snaps. The news was first broken by Adam Schefter.
Le’Veon Bell’s four-year deal with the New York Jets has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
After taking the year off last season due to contract disputes with the Steelers, Bell is going to have fresh legs heading into the 2019 season. The last time Bell was on the field, he was third in the NFL with 1,291 rushing yards. In addition to being the third leading rusher in the league, Bell lead all running backs with 85 receptions for 655 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.
Bell, who played his college ball at Michigan State, showed his excitement to be a part of his new team on Twitter, shortly after the news of his signing.
I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 13, 2019
Bell has proven that when he is on the field, he is one of the most dominant players in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, Bell was the most effective running back during the 2016 season. With the Giants trading away Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland earlier today, football in New York will be headlined by the talent in the backfields between Saquon Barkley and LeVeon Bell for years to come.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 15, 2017