Le’Veon Bell held out of training camp prior to the 2018 season threatening to sit out the entire season if he was not given a new contract equal to what he believed his worth was.
The Pittsburgh Steelers found out he wasn’t kidding the hard way.
The 3-time Pro Bowler widely regarded as arguably the best running back in football, sat out all 16 games after being franchise tagged for the second straight year. After not being tagged this offseason Bell finally became a free agent.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Bell has now signed with the New York Jets.
Former Steelers’ RB Le’Veon Bell plans to sign with…the New York Jets, a league source tells ESPN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
The deal is worth $52.5 million over four years, $35 million of which is guaranteed).