It looks like the reports were true.
Two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is heading to the New York Jets for $52.5 Million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A source told ESPN that the deal will include a guaranteed $35 million and a maximum value of around $61 million.
Le’Veon Bell: 4 years, $52.5 million with the Jets, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
Le’Veon Bell’s four-year deal with the New York Jets has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
When one star leaves New York — Odell Beckham Jr. — another one arrives — Le’Veon Bell.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
Shortly after the news broke, Bell, who sat out of the 2018 season because he didn't want to play under the franchise tag, took to Twitter to comment on the deal.
I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 13, 2019
The three-time Pro Bowler previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for five seasons before sitting out over a contract dispute. Reports of Bell signing to the New York Jets comes on the heels of news that former teammate Antonio Brown is heading to the Raiders.