After several months of speculation, Le’Veon Bell made the bold decision to wait until he hits free agency before he returns to the gridiron. While the Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have to answer questions about the All-Pro tailback’s status, many are already wondering which team will sign him in the offseason.
There is no question that Bell is one of the best talents in the entire NFL. His ability to dominate opposing defenses on the ground and through the air is special.
Despite his holdout that will keep him out of action until 2019, teams will line up for his services. Yet, it’ll be hard to find a franchise that makes more sense to add him than the New York Jets.
According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, multiple league scouts and front office executives believe the Jets will sign Bell in free agency.
For starters, current projections give New York over $100 million in cap space. Considering that Bell would demand to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL, money wouldn't be an issue for the Jets.
Even though Sam Darnold needs time to adjust to the professional level, he'd make an interesting duo with Bell. At the very least, the offense would be predicated on running the football and utilizing the Pro Bowl tailback's skills.
It's safe to say that Bell will be the biggest prize on the market.