Over the weekend the Steelers made it known that they’re willing to trade holdout running back Le’Veon Bell. But that doesn’t mean they have to trade him to a winning team.
One team has emerged as showing some interest, the New York Jets. According to reports, the Jets haven’t made an offer yet, but do believe the Steelers are serious about trading Bell.
Via NY Daily News:
The Jets have not made a concrete offer for Bell yet, but they believe that the Steelers are serious about moving the dynamic offensive weapon.
Bell, who has not yet signed his $14.54 million franchise tag tender, will miss his third game of the season when the Steelers face the Buccaneers on Monday night.
With a 1-2 record and fresh off of a loss to the Browns, the Jets will likely end up with a decent draft pick in next year’s draft. Would they be willing to give that up for the best running back in the NFL?
Something like that is probably what it will take to land Bell. Time will tell, but New York would be a big enough city for Le’Veon and his ego.