When the New York Jets brought in All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell last offseason the expectations were very high, and rightfully so. Bell has been one of the most productive backs in football for the past decade, both in the receiving game as well as a ball carrier.
Unfortunately, Bell didn’t come close to meeting the expectations placed upon him last season, putting forth arguably his worst season as a pro. He totaled just 1,100 yards from scrimmage and he found the end zone a total of four times, the lowest total of his career aside from his injury shortened 2015 campaign.
But, there’s reason for optimism as Bell enters his second year in New York. In 2019, Bell was coming off a full year away from football. While that probably helped save his legs a bit, it’s undeniably hard to be ultra productive after a year off.
He was also playing behind the worst offensive line in football last season. An offensive line that saw a total makeover this offseason. Bell may not reach the production we saw at the height of his career, but he certainly has the potential to be back in the All-Pro discussion in 2020.