When it comes to business, there will always be good decisions and bad decisions. In the case of Le’Veon Bell and the New York Jets, both have appeared to make a bad business decision.
Now, the Jets are looking to trade the former All-Pro running back, according to the New York Daily News.
After holding out the entire 2018 season over contract disputes with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell signed with New York in 2019. He rushed for 789 and three touchdowns. That was a down season being that he rushed for over 1,200 yards in back-to-back seasons.
Bell has missed three games this season due to a hamstring injury and the Jets have yet to win a game. He took to Twitter to “like” tweets about being traded, something that didn’t sit well with head coach Adam Gase.
“I hate that’s the route that we go with all this,” Gase said. “Instead of just talking to me about it but seems the way that guys want to do it nowadays.”
The Jets shopped Bell last year, but he wouldn’t take a pay cut, so there was virtually no market for him. This year, the same thing is happening, with the Jets looking to move on from Bell.
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Three Destinations for Bell
- Washington Football Team: This team is in a rebuild and do not rush the ball well. A big reason for that is because they often are trailing. Washington averages just 81.4 yards per game on the ground, second-worst in the NFL.
- Houston Texans: Trading DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson has not worked the way former head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien had envisioned. Johnson isn’t playing bad (293 yards, two touchdowns) but he has yet to rush for over 100 yards in a game. Bell would add another weapon for Deshaun Watson out of the backfield.
- Chicago Bears: With Tarik Cohen being lost for the season due to a torn ACL, this team makes sense to be in the market for Bell. The Bears are 4-1 and a player of Bell’s caliber could help keep them atop the NFC.