New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell wants fans to be patient after the team starts the 2019 regular season with a 1-6 record.

A great deal of New York Jets fans were surely excited heading into this season. They had a new head coach, a new general manager, a new stud middle linebacker, and a new star running back. This also includes a young quarterback on the rise in Sam Darnold. However, there’s hasn’t been much to be enthused about thus far.

From numerous injuries to blowout losses, the Jets have succumbed to a 1-6 start. That newly-acquired star running back, Le’Veon Bell, hasn’t performed up to standards either. He has just one rushing score to go along with a 3.2 yards-per-carry rate.

Despite the rough start, Bell took to Twitter this week to preach patience to this Gang Green fanbase.

“I need everyone to understand … it takes a process to build a winning program. To build a winning organization,” he said. “I am happy as hell to be a New York Jet. I am happy to be here, despite all the trade rumors and talks … But everyone has to have a little bit of patience.

“I just need all the Jets fans, all the Jets supporters to stick with us. Everything’s going to happen. This is our first year being all together. It’s our first year with our head coach, first year with our general manager, and I think Joe Douglas is doing a tremendous job trying to get this thing turned around. Just understand, were going to get this ship sailing in the right direction. But, I just need everyone to have some patience and to stick with us.”

The “trade rumors and talks” have to do with the released reports that the Jets were open to trading Bell. Teams reportedly showed interest, but the Jets shied away from moving him after all.

If there’s a time to gain momentum and turn this season around, it’s in the coming weeks. The Jets take on the Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, and Washington Redskins in their next three matchups. At the moment, these three opponents have a combined record of 3-20.

This Jets team has shown talent before, so it’s not impossible for them to make things happen. They put on a good showing in the midst of their lone win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.