Frank Clark has strong words about Le'Veon Bell's new contract

Report Bills mentioned as team interested in RB Le'Veon Bell

Unfortunately for the Jets, it could be that Bell has a destination in mind and the gang green pastures of New York City aren't it.

Thanks to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, it has been confirmed that Bell has signed with the New York Jets to a four-year deal with $52.5 million, with $35 million being guaranteed. Bell is known for not just being an effective running back but a solid receiver as well.

While that is very good money, it falls short of what the Steelers offered him last July, which was reported to be a five-year, $70 million deal that included $33 million guaranteed. NY surpassed the Steelers' offer in guaranteed money by $2 million, but the overall value of the contract is much cheaper than what Bell would've made in Pittsburgh.

Bell's career reached a crossroads, however, last year when he declined to sign his one-year, $14.4 million franchise tender with the Steelers and made himself ineligible to play.

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Bell's average salary per year with the Jets, $13.25 million, would rank him second among running backs in the National Football League, behind Todd Gurley's $14.37 million average.

Give Maccagnan and the Jets front office credit for not caving in and senselessly throwing money at Bell.

The Raiders did make an offer to Bell and there was some real buzz in the building around noon on Tuesday.

Jets fans can take solace in the fact that the front office landed an established star at an extremely reasonable price.

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