In a move that has been teased about for sometime finally became official on Wednesday, as former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has inked a deal to play for the Jets.
The deal is for four years, $52.5 million, which includes $35 million guaranteed, with a maximum value of close to $61 million, including incentives, a source said.
Bell, who has been training in South Florida, confirmed he would be joining the Jets in an Instagram post late Tuesday night, shortly after he released an album:
Bell’s presence gives second-year QB Sam Darnold one of the best running/catching threats in the game.
It remains to be seen how not playing in the league for a full year will effect Bell, but once camp roles around a lot of those questions should be answered.