was widely criticized for sitting out last season and from his negotiating arm as he joined the agency for free, running back with 'Veon Bell's claiming Thursday night that there was no regretted that, he landed "beautiful deal" with the New York Jets. 19659002] The former star Pittsburgh Steelers signed a four-year contract, $ 52.5 million, including $ 25 million guaranteed by signing.
"I am not sorry about what happened," Bell said at the conference call to reporters. "Everything happened for a reason. Who can say that I go out last year on a one-year franchise tag, if I can say, if I do an injury, I finally sit" Today
Bell that a heavy workload with the Steelers could hurt their market value, saying, "Who is to say that staff would take me after 400?"
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He did not address that case if he accepted Steelers' long-term offer, he reported $ 70 million over five years. This proposal included $ 33 million in the first two years and guaranteeing $ 20.5 million in the first year.
Bell's contract review with the Jets shows that he will be making less money with what he had in Pittsburgh. It will make $ 14.5 million in the first year, including a signed bonus of $ 8 million. His two-year payment is $ 26 million. The three-year payment is $ 39.5 million, $ 5.5 million shy for it to do with the Steelers.
The market for Bell was not as strong as had been expected. In the end, he came to the Jets and San Francisco 49ers. Average is $ 13.1 million per year second among the backs, behind Todd Gurley II ($ 14.4 million).
Speaking publicly for the first time since the end of the season, Bell met off, refusing to comment on Steelers and their recent trading of Antonio Brown. He said that the year had put away his football.
"I've been playing football since I was 4 years old, every single year," he said. “The fact I took last year was that he had to watch football – but at the same time, from the end of December through January and February, the best thing my body has ever felt in my life. it comes close or compared to how I feel, just relaxing and allowing my body to cure. … I'm so impressed that it's time to let him go now.
Bell, 27, wouldn't say what he weighed, but he promised he would be in the shape of football by the beginning of the season.
He spoke a lot to the back of Sam Darnold's quarters, saying the fourth quarter was a decision, he wants to be a “security blanket” at Darnold on the pitch, Bell also praised Jamal Adams for his downtime recruitment
"It was my constant line," you know, pulling up, drawing me, texting me, tweeting me, Instagram, everything you could get me, "Bell said." Just like he would touch me and stuff like that , it meant that everything in the world was for me, that I want so much from someone, that I need so much from a team. I'm glad to be here. He helped to give him that credit. His favorite player was back Curtis Martin, Hall of Famer.
Bell laughed with comment he made last year on TMZ, the one about how it would not take $ 100 million to play for the Jets.
"There was only me on Twitter and TMZ, talking," he said. " That's all it was. You know, I am happy where I am. My situation now, I wouldn't change it in anything in the world.