Jets release LeVeon Bell for not finding team
no longer part of the Jets. The New York team decided to leave him as Free Agent when they couldn’t find a team that wanted him for the season.According to information from Adam Schefter, the Jets have been trying to trade Bell for weeks, since last year’s trade deadline. The problem is that there were no buyers and tonight they released him.Bell came to New York in 2019 as a free agent, a year after deciding not to play for the Steelers under the franchise tag. His time with the Jets has been a nightmare, since the general manager who signed him, Mike Maccagnan, was fired after this hiring, which apparently did not have the approval of coach Adam Gase, who also arrived for last season.The result was that Bell, after being the All Pro team rider in 2017, had his worst season as a professional on his return to the field. His 3.2 yards per carry in 2019 was good for the 46th position of 47 running backs with more than 100 carries. Only 12 of his 245 carries exceeded 10 yards and only once did he exceed 70 yards on the ground. He also did not help by passing: his 7 yards per reception was worth 166 among 183 players with at least 25 receptions .Bell’s discontent was made public after he ‘liked’ posts on social media criticizing his use on the Jets’ offense. Bell was injured in week 1 and missed three games, so this season he accumulates 74 yards on 19 carries, in addition to 3 receptions for 39 yards and has not scored in 2020.