With so much attention being spread around to different NFL stars moving from one team to another, we can’t forget about New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell.
The Michigan State product didn’t have a great first season with the New York Jets. He carried the rock 245 times for 789 yards and three touchdowns.
Bell — who is also known as a dual-threat back — caught 66 passes for 461 yards and a score.
The 28-year old didn’t play in 2018, because he wasn’t given a long-term contract in Pittsburgh and instead of playing with the franchise tag (one-year deal, $14.5 million) he opted to avoid injury and test the open market as a free agent.
During the 2017 season, Bell rushed for 1,291 yards on 321 attempts and nine touchdowns. He also caught 85 passes for 655 yards and two scores.
Bell is owed just over $13 million during the 2020 campaign, but the Jets could cut ties with the two-time All-Pro next offseason. Releasing Bell would only be a $4 million cap hit.
If the New York Jets choose to trade Bell this offseason, I know three teams who would be a good fit for the three-time Pro Bowler.
If the Jets traded Bell it would add star power to a team full of Super Bowl expectations.
Philly would be getting a more consistent, every-down back, who can do it all.
The Birds also have about $29.5 million in cap space this offseason.
The Bills have over $27 million in cap room and could afford to go after Bell in a divisional trade with Gang Green.
Buffalo wants to run the football consistently and Bell would certainly enjoy getting plenty of touches in front of Bills Mafia.
Plus, Le’Veon Bell would get the chance to be on a potential division winner.
Seattle has dealt with too many uncertainties at the running back spot.
The Hawks even had to call Marshawn Lynch out of retirement before their playoff appearance last year.
They might need to make a few adjustments to their roster in order to make sure they can take on Bell’s contract while having some extra space for other deals as well.
Pete Carroll didn’t postpone his retirement just to fiddle around with third place in his own division.
The star back of the New York Jets gives QB Russell Wilson another weapon and a sturdy workhorse at the running back position.
I know the Phins picked up former Eagles RB Jordan Howard, but it was only for a two-year deal worth about $10 million.
Miami could add Le’Veon Bell to the mix and give their future quarterback a nice 1-2 running back punch to help terrorize opposing defenses.
Houston is roughly $36 million under the cap and would benefit the team, especially franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, who could use another weapon.
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