The 2019 New York Jets would be even more dangerous as a team if they could land one of the best running backs in the game in Le’Veon Bell.
The 26-year-old Le’Veon Bell could easily be a difference maker for a New York Jets team who could use all the help they could get when it comes to offensive playmakers. Unfortunately, a recent report indicates he may have his eyes on another AFC East contender.
As per Matt Verderame of FanSided, Bell has expressed his desire to play for the Miami Dolphins, the Jets division rivals. It appears that Bell has his sights preferably on a Miami signing, although things can go either way. As always only one side of the story is told. Despite the fact that Bell obviously wants to do big things in Miami, it shouldn’t stop the Jets from making another attempt to sign him and try and make something happen.
The Jets would be smart to make some sort of contact and a plan to get the three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro in New York. After all, the fact is that Bell is in his prime, or just leaving it and brings an incredible skill set, making this team’s odds to contend a lot better. With all of the right pieces in place, it would be a huge upgrade albeit with some risk involved.
With Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, Trenton Cannon, Isaiah Crowell, and De’Angelo Henderson currently on the roster, it only makes sense that the Jets fully commit to signing Bell to show the rest of the league that they are serious. Also, Powell is not expected to be back meaning that Bell could more than replace his receiving ability and then some taking the pressure off of quarterback Sam Darnold.
All in all, the Jets could totally be a feared team if they do land Bell. Regardless of what Bell has stated about where he prefers to land, his opinions could very well change if the Jets make him an offer he can’t refuse with their excess cap space. It’s now or never for the Jets to build the best team they can, and they should take full advantage of this opportunity while they can.