PITTSBURGH (FFD) - On Wednesday, the Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and gave interim GM powers to coach Adam Gase, who promptly said he didn't want to pay running back Le'Veon Bell, Sports Illustrated stated on its website SI.com this week.
The only thing that comes to my mind is poor Le’Veon Bell.
The guy is probably learning firsthand right now the value he gave up by holding out on one of the most revered sports franchises in professional sports and that would be your Pittsburgh Steelers.
The jets have been doing this sort of things for years: firing coaches, bringing in new GMs and coaches that can’t seem to agree on anything. With Gase acting as the interim GM, the man does not seem to be a big fan of Le’Veon Bell. Now, according to one report, his disdain is based solely on money, but is that true?
Every player is valued according to their statistics and behavior, which equates to a dollar amount in the NFL. A team’s willingness to tolerate a player’s behavior is largely based on how much you’re paying and what you are getting for in return statistically. The behavior, as the case was with ex-Steelers wideout Antonio Brown, outweighed his enormous stats, which is hard to fathom.
Le’Veon Bell, by taking a year off, reportedly rumored to have gained weight, not wanting to participate in optional workout sessions with his new team the Jets, has set a price tag on himself that has to be weighed against his statistics and behavior.
Mike Maccagnan believed that signing Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million dea, was worth the price of the stats and behavior you get with Bell. The problem is that Adam Gase doesn’t seem to be believe the price outweighs either.
Good luck with the rap career Le’Veon Bell. It will get here sooner than you think.