On Tuesday, Le’Veon Bell was released by the New York Jets. He was on just the second year of a massive deal he signed with the team. It was a surprising move, but not uncharacteristic of a faltering Jets franchise. So, where is Bell headed next? Here are five potential landing spots for the star running back.
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- Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City has emerged as Bell’s preferred destination, at least according to his Twitter hints. I personally don’t think it makes a lot of sense since the Chiefs have Clyde Edwards-Helaire. However, having two elite running backs is better than having one elite running back. We’ll see if Kansas City also has interest in Bell soon enough.
- Indianapolis Colts
The Colts make the most sense to me. Although Jonathan Taylor is the future of Indy’s backfield, he has not been all that effective so far. He has averaged a mediocre 4.0 yards per carry, while second-string RB Nyheim Hines has averaged only 3.1 yards per carry. It’s clear the Colts wanna compete now, so an upgrade at running back could help their playoff chances. Plus, Bell would definitely enjoy running behind the Colts’ stacked O-Line. I really think Bell would come close to his former heights in Indianapolis.
- Buffalo Bills
The Bills are in a similar situation as the Colts. Devin Singletary has been the lead back, but he has not really broken out in the fashion Buffalo has needed him to. On top of that, rookie backup Zack Moss has faced injuries. Stealing Le’Veon from the Jets would not hurt the Bills. Having a playmaking RB would really help Josh Allen’s development.
- Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins backfield is a chaotic mess. Many expected Matt Breida or Jordan Howard to assume the role of primary RB, but second-year pro Myles Gaskin has stepped up. However, the efficiency is not quite there for Gaskin, as he averages 3.9 yards per carry and 6.4 yards per reception. Miami isn’t a terrible team this year, so adding an elite playmaker would bolster their hopes for a playoff berth.
- New York Giants
This one would be interesting. Saquon Barkley recently went down with a torn ACL. As a result, the Giants signed Devonta Freeman, who is now the lead back. Despite that acquisition, the Giants offense is still awful and could really use some playmakers. Picking up Bell for the rest of the season would help the Giants win a few games. Remember, the Giants may be 0-5, but the Cowboys lead the NFC East at 2-3. It’s anyone’s division, and Le’Veon Bell would give the Giants some hope.
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