The New York Jets reportedly may look to trade running back Le’Veon Bell and safety Jamal Adams when the offseason arrives.
Earlier this season, both New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell and safety Jamal Adams survived the trade deadline. Both of their names came up in conversation and general manager Joe Douglas actually fielded calls on them. However, nothing came to fruition, as both stayed on the roster for the remainder of the 2019 season.
But that doesn’t mean Bell and Adams will be back for the 2020 campaign. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Jets may look to trade either player when the offseason arrives.
“Multiple sources around the NFL told me this week that they really do expect that the Jets will make Bell available this offseason,” Vacchiano said this past weekend.
“[Adams is] another player that league sources still expect the Jets might be willing to trade,” he added. “The Cowboys, of course, were in hot pursuit at the trading deadline, and they are likely to try again this winter.”
This is Bell’s inaugural season with the Jets. Gang Green acquired him this past offseason on a four-year, $52.5 million deal. However, he hasn’t played like he did in previous seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell has racked up just 589 rushing yards on a 3.2 yards-per-carry rate with three touchdowns.
The Jets also don’t use him as much as the Steelers once did. He’s averaging 15.3 carries-per-game this year, as opposed to 18.8, 18.1, 18.8, 21.8, and 21.4 from 2013-2017, respectively.
As for Adams, it’s clear the Jets will want a whole lot in return. A trade could potentially include multiple first-round picks coming the team’s way.