The New York Jets signed Le’Veon Bell to a massive contract this past offseason, but they may be looking to part ways with the star running back just one season into the deal.
The Jets are going to be “amenable” to trading Bell after the season concludes, according to the New York Daily News. They already shopped the three-time Pro Bowler ahead of the trade deadline, and it seems like Bell and Jets head coach Adam Gase are far from a perfect fit.
Bell is averaging just 82.7 yards per game and 3.2 yards per carry. He was a threat in both the run and pass games with the Pittsburgh Steelers who was constantly a nightmare for defenses, but he has not looked like that player this year. A lot of that has to do with the way Gase is using him, though Gase indicated on Monday that it is Bell who has needed to alter his style of play.
And while Gase admits Bell has done just that saying, “I feel like he has adjusted his running style to really benefit us,” the Jets can’t alter his four-year, $52.5 million deal.
Which is why they will try to ship that money off and grab a much younger, far cheaper running back in the upcoming draft.