Le’Veon Bell Signs with New York Jets

Le'Veon Bell in 2017. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

After a truly bizarre 2018 season, running back Le’Veon Bell has finally found a home in the NFL.

Bell was let go by the Pittsburgh Steelers and let go earlier this month after refusing to play in 2018 after a contract feud that let to him missing the entire season.

The New York Jets agreed to a 4-year, $52.5 million contract with Bell on Wednesday. The agreement between the two parties will give Bell $35 million guaranteed, and the contract could be worth over $60 million if he fulfills incentive clauses.

Bell was considered one of the top running backs in the league before sitting out 2018.

The Michigan State alum was a first-team All Pro selection twice with Pittsburgh, in 2014 and 2017. He was also named a second-team All Pro in 2016.

Bell was given these accolades due to his fantastic performances with the Steelers. He set the Steelers’ franchise record with an 86.3 yard per game average and scored 42 rushing and receiving touchdowns in his four years wearing the black and gold.

Now, Bell will join a young New York Jets team that was one of the worst in the NFL last season.

The Jets hope that Bell will help their offense improve and lead them into playoff contention for the first time in several years.