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Le’Veon Bell: I’m With The Jets, and I’m Happy

Le’Veon Bell will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team who drafted him, for the first time on Sunday.

Le’Veon Bell was drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. From there, Le’Veon Bell cemented himself as one of the most exciting running backs in the game.

In his five years as a Steeler, Bell had 5,336 rushing yards and 2,660 recieving yards. As well as that, he had a league best 129.0 scrimmage yards per carry in that time. 

His time in Pittsburgh ended in acrimony, as he refused to sign a franchise tag in 2018. This lead to a controversial contract standoff and as a result, Bell sat out the entire season.


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Bell ended up joining the New York Jets, and according to the man himself, has moved on. He says he expects to hear the Steelers fans in the Meadowlands this weekend.

“It’ll probably be 50-50,” Bell said Thursday.

“I think half will be happy to see me and still love me, and half that hates me, despises me. It is what it is. I’m going to show love, regardless. Anybody who’s wearing my jersey, I’ll go sign it. It’s going to be fun.”

Of course, those Steelers fans don’t have a four-year, $52 million contract to help them move on. 

“No, last year was last year and two years ago was two years ago,” he said. 

“I’m over it now, I’m past it, I’m here. I’m with the New York Jets, and I’m happy.”


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“I’m happy where I’m at,” he said. 

“The way things are going, obviously it’s not ideal with the way our record is. But like I said in Week 2, Week 3, this is kind of like rebuilding. I want to be a part of it and see it grow.”

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