The New York Jets signed Le'Veon Bell to a massive four-year deal, worth $52.5 million including $35 million in guaranteed money in 2019, one year after sitting out the entire 2018 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Bell's first year with the Jets, he averaged a career-low 3.2 yards per carry (ypc) and scored only three touchdowns on the ground, his lowest since an injury-riddled season in 2015.
Jets head coach Adam Gase said the team wanted to lighten the workload of Bell, “I do think we have some guys that can help maybe lessen the load on [Bell] to where it’s not all on him.”
So what do the Jets do?
Instead of signing a younger back, they sign the ageless wonder Frank Gore to a one-year deal to try and create a one-two punch with Bell.
This will be Gore's third AFC East team in three years. Two years ago, he ran for 722 for the Miami Dolphins and then last year, he racked up 599 yards on the ground as a member of the Buffalo Bills.
For his career, Gore has run for 15,347 yards which ranks third all-time behind Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.
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