The New York Jets, coached by a man in Adam Gase that very loudly and proudly announced he has no idea how to use a running back, could be looking to move off of running back Le’Veon Bell after he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry last season.
If the Jets are going to make the completely backwards move of trading Bell away, they should at least look to get Sam Darnold a new stud receiver after Robby Anderson bolted in free agency.
views from the endzone… pic.twitter.com/9NQufEnho8
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 11, 2019
One team that made sense for both parties in a Bell trade is the Philadelphia Eagles, as they would be able to offer the Jets a combination of a mid-round pick, preferably one of their two third-round picks, and disgruntled wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
While Miles Sanders looks like quite the enticing prospect, Bell behind that loaded Eagles offensive line and in the hands of a creative play caller like Doug Pederson could combine with the Penn State product to form one of the greatest running back duos in the league today.
The Jets, meanwhile, would give Darnold a 6-3, 220 pound contested catch weapon in Jeffery that Darnold can trust when he goes deep down the field.
Alshon Jeffery appreciation post.#Eagles fans are building a habit of hating the ones who helped us win our 1st Lombardi. Beyond me. & I get it, his time is up imo but there’ll be no slander. pic.twitter.com/qb5pwzG2WJ
— Darius Jackson (@DariusDaulton) February 19, 2020
In this deal, Gase would get rid of a Pro Bowl talent in Bell that he neither wanted (bizarrely) nor knows how to use, while Philly adds a dynamic running back who could take their wide open passing game to the next level. The Jets will also get Darnold a new No. 1 receiver in exchange for Bell.