Bell, apparently sad along with his function in coach Adam Gase’s offense, has $6 million remaining on his 2020 wage — totally assured. That can make it tough to maneuver him earlier than the Nov. 3 commerce deadline, however either side seem motivated to finish the wedding.
The Jets’ want to commerce Bell was first reported by the New York Every day Information.
Bell has disillusioned since signing a four-year, $52.5 million contract last year, as he has averaged solely 3.3 yards per carry with the Jets — 51st out of 53 qualifying runners within the NFL throughout that span.
After Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Bell refused to talk with the media however “favored” a number of tweets that urged he needs to be traded as a result of Gase has misused him. On Monday, Gase made it clear he did not admire Bell’s methodology of communication.
“I hate that that is the route we go along with all this as an alternative of simply speaking about it, however plainly’s the way in which guys wish to do it these days,” Gase mentioned.
This wasn’t the primary dustup between Gase and Bell. In addition they had a disagreement in training camp, when Gase eliminated Bell from an intrasquad scrimmage, and Bell criticized him on Twitter. They cleared the air in a protracted assembly afterward.
Bell, who pulled a hamstring within the Jets’ Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, returned to the lineup Sunday and carried the ball solely 13 occasions for 60 yards. He was focused solely as soon as within the passing sport. On quite a few events, Gase has talked about getting Bell extra concerned as a receiver.
Bell’s tenure with the Jets obtained off to a rocky begin when it was reported that Gase was not in favor of signing Bell. He was overruled by then-general supervisor Mike Maccagnan. Gase felt it was an excessive amount of cash for a operating again.
The Jets additionally engaged in commerce talks for Bell final October on the deadline, however his contract was too burdensome to maneuver.
In the event that they commerce him now, the Jets virtually actually must eat a few of Bell’s wage, which totals $8.5 million in base pay. They’ve already paid him $3.5 million in assured roster bonuses (March 31), with one other $1 million assured due on Thursday.
This does not replicate properly on Gase, whose job is in jeopardy after an 0-5 begin and main struggles by the offense. In July, the Jets traded All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, who criticized Gase on his manner out.