The Jets’ rocky marriage with Le’Veon Bell ended in divorce Tuesday when the team released the running back after only 17 games.
This comes days after Bell liked multiple tweetsthat said the Jets should trade him following a 14-touch outing in New York’s 30-10 loss to the Cardinals. Bell refused to speak to the media following the game and Adam Gase said he didn’t like Bell going to social media to air his frustrations.
With Bell becoming a free agent at 4 p.m. Wednesday, plenty of teams should look at signing the dynamic running back. They won’t have to deal with the hefty salary that the Jets gave him, either, which should expand his potential suitors.
Bell hasn’t looked remotely close to the player he was before the 2018 season. He’s seen career lows in almost every offensive statistic and already missed three games this season with a hamstring injury. Blame Gase or the offensive line all you want, but Bell averaged only 3.3 yards per carry as a Jet and his rushing yards per game is almost 36 yards lower than his Steelers averages.