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Will Le’Veon Bell live up to the hype for the Jets?

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 10: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs into the end zone for a 20 yard touchdown reception in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 10: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs into the end zone for a 20 yard touchdown reception in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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Le’Veon Bell has seen his name appear in the media throughout his career, most recently for accusations that the New York Jets head coach Adam Gase did not want to pay him as much as he received.

Le’Veon Bell is a game-changing, perennial all-star type of running back and will surpass any hype. Many people worry that Bell not playing for an entire year and focusing on other activities other than football impacted the pro-bowler negatively. Le’Veon being out for a year is dangerous for opposing defenses.

Bell will be coming back with fresh legs and a fresh mindset, and some fresh new colors. According to Pro Football Reference, while playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 Bell had a total touch count of 402. Bell needed some time to recuperate after adding such a hefty workload to his body that previously came off a 336 total touch season.

That’s a serious amount of wear and tear for a running back to take on within a two-year span. Those pondering whether Bell will be football ready need not to worry as Bell is a proven talent and has been constantly working out with his own trainer in Miami, Florida.

Since Le’Veon became a Jet I have been following him on Instagram as well as Twitter. Bell has been working out constantly with his own trainer and other players. Bell has gone to extreme lengths to ensure his body is in full gear ready for football to even try pilates. Bell has communicated to Gase that he will be in once the Jets start mandatory training.

It should be noted that Bell trained the same way in Pittsburgh as a Steeler. Bell is a pro bowl caliber running back and knows what he needs to do to get in shape and be football ready. Le’Veon will be football ready once he arrives in New Jersey for mandatory training.

Adam Gase did not want to pay the best free agent available 52 million dollars for four years, based off the fact he is a running back?

This is ridiculous, and after further reviewing Le’Veon Bell’s career stats one will come to see that he averages 60 catches a season over his five-year career. Jets leading receiver Robby Anderson from last year averages just over 50 catches compared to 47 by Quincy Enuwa. The contract Bell received is a by-product of Bell’s hard work over the past five years.

The league has diverted from a run dominate league to a pass dominate league. Le’Veon Bell is an absolute dual-threat running back who can not only produce on the ground but also in the passing game.

Most of the playoff teams with young quarterbacks have surrounded the quarterback with all-star talent at running back. Jared Goff has Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes had Kareem Hunt, Carson Wentz had LeGarrette Blount and Dak Prescott has Ezekiel Elliott. Even some of the older quarterbacks have talented running backs surrounding them, Phillip Rivers has Melvin Ingram, Dree Brees has Alvin Kamara and Tom Brady has James White. Now Sam Darnold has Le’Veon Bell, the Jets will be fine.

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