Le'Veon Goes Green For Less Green

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) scores as he is hit byJacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Le’Veon Bell, the superstar running back who sat out last season in a salary dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Jets.
Bell, 27, is considered one of the most versatile offensive players in the NFL. After ESPN broke the news early Wednesday that he had come to terms with the Jets, Bell confirmed it on Twitter and Instagram.

ESPN has reported that the deal is for four years and $52.5 million, with $35 million guaranteed. The deal cannot be officially completed until the NFL’s new league year begins this afternoon.

Bell’s anticipated average salary of $13.25 million would make him the league’s second-highest paid running back, behind Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams. But that could be a bargain with Bell, as other than the question marks created by a year away from the game he represents a dramatic upgrade for the Jets, a team that ranked 26th in the NFL in rushing last year.