Le’Veon Bell has finally been set free from the Adam Gase led New York Jets, and can hopefully find himself in a winning situation going forward. Or at least on a team willing to use an All-Pro running back in their game plan.
In 2019 the Jets signed Bell to a four-year deal worth $52.5 million, with $27 million guaranteed at signing. With that being said, Bell can now focus on winning since he has already received his big payday. He will have plenty of suitors, and is rumored to be narrowing down his decision within the next 48-hours.
Where does the former Pro Bowl running back end up? Does he chase the bag once more or will he focus on returning to his old form on a winning team?
4. Indianapolis Colts
Back in 2018 when Bell was holding out for a contract, I predicted that he would either leave for the Jets, or the Colts. Indianapolis was in the running, and reportedly was heavily considering the running back, but nothing came of it. Now with Marlon Mack out for the season, I don’t see why Indy wouldn’t seriously consider Le’Veon Bell once more.
The Colts have a defense that could possibly carry them to a Super Bowl if they keep up their level up play. They have one of the better offensive lines in the league, along with a bunch of experienced veteran talent.
3. Miami Dolphins
Miami has a bunch of running backs but none of them can seem to take the lead back role. Le’Veon would settle that rather easily. He stays there in the off-season to work out, and even trained there during his hold out with the Steelers. The love for the city is there.
Does it make sense if he wants to win? Probably not, at least in the short term at least. While it certainly isn’t a terrible idea to move down to Miami to ride out your last few years in the league, Bell should have better offers on the table.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
Why not? It isn’t rocket science that the Chiefs offense would be perfect for a running back like Le’Veon. They love to use their backs out of the back field, and with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback you have to expect youre getting the ball every play.
1. New England Patriots
A Cam Newton, Le’Veon Bell backfield would sound like a nightmare of an offense, if this was 2016. That doesn’t mean this doesn’t make sense though. We have seen the re-emergence Bill Belichick has given Cam Newton this season, who is to say the same wouldn’t happen with Le’Veon?
The Patriots might not be as much of a sure thing as the Chiefs would be, but if there is one thing Bill Belichick knows it is winning rings. The Patriots backfield has been battling injuries (once again) all season thus far. It would be smart for both parties for this signing to happen.