The New York Jets released three time pro bowl running back Leveon Bell Tuesday evening after trying to actively trade him. I’m here to tell you where he may go next.
5. Tennessee Titans
The Titans as we know have Derrick “King” Henry who can run in between the tackles like no other, but what about a third down option? Jeremy McNichols is currently that option for the offense. While McNichols showed flashes last night against the Buffalo Bills, he's still not all the way there yet. Bell is a proven commodity and could give them a productive spark.
4. Seattle Seahawks
This one may come as a shock to some, but think about it. Very few teams are throwing more than the Seahawks, and Chris Carson has dealt with a few injuries this year. So why not bring in Bell to ease the load?
3. Chicago Bears
David Montgomery is a very good running back that doesn’t get quite as much volume as some would think, usually because of his teammate Tarik Cohen. Cohen is out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, so bringing in Bell could possibly give the Bears the extra support in the backfield to help out Nick Foles.
2. Arizona Cardinals
You know Cliff Kingsbury is even thinking about this like I am, he would love another elite pass catching running back in his system who also is a bigger body than Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. This would be an interesting fit, and definitely a situation to keep your eye on.
1. San Francisco 49ers
Back in the offseason of 2018, the 49ers were one of the teams that Leveon Bell was considering joining. The defending NFC champions have had a rough start to their season as they have lost a third of their starters to injury. Their backfield has been banged up all year, so Bell gives them a good insurance policy.