First reported by New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta, the team is still trying to trade Bell.
Bell, apparently unhappy with his role in coach Adam Gase‘s offense, has $6 million remaining on this year’s salary.
So far this season in the running game, Jets running back Le’Veon Bell has rushed for 74 yards on 19 carries, averaging 3.9 yards per attempt. In the passing game, Bell has caught three passes for 39 yards.
Le’Veon Bell’s Tenure in New York
Ever since coming to New York, Le’Veon Bell has disappointed since signing a four-year,$52.5 million contract in 2019. But after he was signed, reports began to surface that head coach Adam Gase did not want to sign him. Coach Gase was overruled by then-general manager Mike Maccagnan. Gase felt it was too much money for a running back.
Last season, he rushed for 789 yards on 245 carries, averaging 3.2 yards per attempt.
It wasn’t all Bell’s fault though. Bell was faced with a horrid offensive line and faulty play-calling. Constantly, he would be run into an eight-men box up the middle. He’s rarely ever been used as a wide receiver.
After Sunday’s loss, he began liking tweets from fans and beat reporters citing his misusage in Gase’s offense. After the game, Bell refused to speak to reporters on a Zoom interview.
On Monday, Gase addressed this in a press conference.
“I hate that that’s the route we go with all this instead of just talking about it, but it seems that’s the way guys want to do it nowadays,”
This wasn’t the first act of tension between Le’Veon Bell and Adam Gase. In training camp, Bell was removed in the middle of practice due to a suspected hamstring injury. He criticized Gase on Twitter.
Right now, this does not reflect well on Adam Gase’s end. In July, superstar safety Jamal Adams criticized Gase on his way out of being traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
It’s been a rocky road coming here for Jets running back Le’Veon Bell. Now, it seems as though it could be a rocky ending to his tenure in New York.