Jets expected to sign Le’Veon Bell

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Le’Veon Bell drama is officially over. The running back has found a new home.

He will sign with the New York Jets. He cannot officially sign with the team once the new league-year starts on March 13th at 4 pm EST.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell scores a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2018 AFC Divisional Playoff game
Le’Veon Bell scores a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2018 AFC Divisional Playoff game (Getty Images)

He is expected to sign a four-year deal. His contract is worth up to $52.5 million.

Bell refused to sign another franchise tag. Near the deadline, there was some hope that he would sign his franchise tag with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but elected to continue to sit out.

He was regarded as the top free agent running back on the market.

Instead of being paid like a running back, Bell and his representatives have said he wanted to be paid like one of the top players in the league, regardless of the position.

The 27-year-old Bell played five seasons for the Steelers, the last in 2017. He had a career-best 321 carries for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns.The 1,291 yards were the most since his 1,361 yardage season in 2014.

Bell also had 85 receptions for 655 yards and two touchdowns. 

In his career, Reynoldsburg, Ohio native has had 1,229 carries for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns in 62 starts. He also has 312 receptions for 2,660 yards and an additional seven touchdowns. 

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