New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell reveals four teams that showed interest in him prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline.
One of the biggest New York Jets names that surfaced prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline was running back Le’Veon Bell. Reports came out that general manager Joe Douglas was open to dealing the newly-acquired veteran. However, they were only fielding calls, not actively shopping him around to other organizations.
So what teams were interested in Bell? Well, there were multiple ball clubs who phoned New York. Surprisingly, one of them was actually the team who drafted him—the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bell revealed that the Steelers, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, and Kansas City Chiefs were all interested in him while appearing on Uninterrupted’s “17 Weeks” podcast.
“There were a lot of trade speculation and rumors about me getting traded obviously from the Jets to other, multiple teams, and they were actually true,” he added.
“From what I heard, and what I understand was the Jets were really asking for a high price and a lot for me, and on top of that, my actual contract was actually tough for teams to deal with, which is understandable. Not too many teams want to pay that high of a price for a running back.”
Additional names that surfaced out of the Jets organization near the deadline were Jamal Adams and Robby Anderson. However, no moves involving those big names came to fruition. The only player that New York traded was defensive lineman Leonard Williams. Gang Green sent him to the New York Giants for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick.