The New York Jets received some awesome news on All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Here are all the details and what it means for Week 2.
After all the sour news New York Jets fans have had to consume lately, it’s about time they received some good news.
On Thursday they received it from ESPN NFL Nation Reporter Jeremy Fowler who tweeted out that Le’Veon Bell’s MRI revealed no major damage or tears. Also reiterated that the test was mostly precautionary.
It seemed more so like a laundry list:
- Darnold (mono).
- Le’Veon Bell (shoulder).
- Quincy Enunwa (placed on injured reserve with a neck injury).
- Chris Herndon (still in the midst of a four-game suspension, three games remain).
- Quinnen Williams (ankle, has been spotted walking around in a boot).
- CJ Mosley (battling a groin injury, but is expected to be ready for Week 2).
With Darnold out for the foreseeable future, the team is going to have to turn to Trevor Siemian at quarterback. But we’d be naive to assume Siemian is going to light the world on fire starting in Week 2 on Monday Night Football.
With Sam out, the Jets want to lean on their high priced offensive acquisition Le’Veon Bell. Now with a clean bill of health from the doctors, it clears the way for Bell to realize his destiny.
Prior to the 2019 commencing, Bell asked his head coach Adam Gase ‘not to hold back’ when it comes to his workload. Message received, Gase didn’t hold back in Week 1:
“Bell showed his entire skill set, finishing with 92 yards from scrimmage. He rushed 17 times for 60 yards, and he caught six passes for 32 yards. He played every offensive snap — 67 — which was impressive when you consider he was held out of the preseason,” per ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
The Jets Zone w/ @BoyGreen25 feat @Jake_Trotter:– Why the #Browns imploded in Week 1 & how the #Jets can take advantage.– Preview Week 2 #CLEvsNYJ.– What's the matchup that'll decide the game?– Details on @obj's watch.#TakeFlight https://t.co/uAGtkPgFGQ
— The Jets Zone (@TheJets_Zone) September 11, 2019
On top of playing every offensive snap, despite missing over 600 days of football action from his last stop at Pittsburgh and his first snap with the Jets, Bell was used in a variety of ways vs the Buffalo Bills.
Le’Veon’s versatility was on full display with Le’Veon lining up out wide (five plays), in the slot (four plays), and in the backfield (58 plays).
If he thought he had a large workload vs Buffalo, just imagine what he’ll get vs the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football with no Sam Darnold.