New York Jets: Le’Veon Bell signing and all that he brings to the table

Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Now that Le’Veon  Bell has signed with the New York Jets, we talk about the signing and all that he brings to improve the offense immediately.

Hey New York Jets fans, how do you like Mike Maccagnan now? We have had some time to digest the big news. Does it even feel real? Even I would have to say no.

But it is real. Le’Veon Bell is a member of the Jets. The prize of free agency and a top player in this league actually chose the Jets.

And it’s awesome.

This is the type of playmaker that fans have dreamed of having on their team. Not since Curtis Martin have they sported a running back that remotely resembles Le’Veon Bell.

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Let’s dive in for a few minutes and see just how good he has been.

Bell have been to the Pro Bowl three times and named First-Team All-Pro twice. He has rushed for over 1,200 yards three times.

For his career, Bell averages over 86 yards on the ground per game.

Think about all of the games we have watched with Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire and all of the others before him and put that into perspective.

Imagine a guy that averages nearly 100 yards per game for his entire career.

In 2016 he averaged over 100 rushing yards per game. Think about that. He averaged triple digits.

Picture that type of talent in the Jets offense. Now you don’t have to. He’s here.

He’s not only a runner, mind you. He is a very adept blocker and a terrific wide receiver. Bell actually improves the options at wide receiver just by walking in the room.

Bell has caught an average of 62 passes per season! He has posted two seasons of 80+ receptions and one of 70+ receptions. In his best year by comparison. Bilal Powell caught 58 passes.

Are you all getting the enormity of Le’Veon Bell and his ability?

It’s second to none on the roster. The Jets are instantly better by bringing him in the building.

Here is a stat for you: Bell has put up 1,800 all-purpose yards in three separate seasons. The Jets have never had anyone do it three times, only Curtis Martin has done it twice (courtesy of fellow blogger James Yarcho).

The Jets are lucky to have this player on their team.

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Don’t minimize the impact Bell will have on the players around him, especially Sam Darnold. Darnold does not have to win football games by himself. He now has a playmaker to take the heat off of him.

If the defense is playing back, Le’Veon Bell can take them apart. If they crowd the box it opens up the passing game. Everyone around Bell gets better by his presence.

Even the offensive line improves. Watch how patient he is when he runs. He takes what the line gives him. Any hole he gets he will shoot through.

He will be just fine.

Some are concerned about baggage and locker room fit. Bell does come with baggage. You know what works that stuff out?

Winning football games. The Jets will be fine, don’t get worked up.

Enjoy this time. Jets fans, you earned it.