The Jets are only through two days of minicamp without pads, but Jets receivers Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson can already anticipate the impact that Le'Veon Bell will have when he's on the field.
"[He's a] dynamic back," Enunwa said after Tuesday's session. "That's a guy who's been doing it for years, proven that he can do it over and over again, and even though we didn't have pads on and he didn't take a lot of reps, you can kind of see what he's able to do with the ball in his hands."
Adding Bell to the fold will do more than just boost a unit that was the 26th-ranked rushing offense last year. Bell's ability to line up in several different formations and be a receiving threat out of the backfield will pay dividends for his receivers.
"You're not one-dimensional," head coach Adam Gase said. "If you have a guy that can do all of those different types of things and he's good at it … that's what helps the other guys as well, because they're focused on [Bell] so much."
Opponents don't have much of a choice other than to focus on Bell. He's never rushed for less than 1,000 yards in a full season, and was also one of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets in the passing game.
It's probably not a coincidence that the best five-year stretch of Roethlisberger's career came with Bell in his backfield. The Steelers also saw marked improvement from young receivers Martavis Bryant and JuJu Smith-Schuster thanks in part to Bell preoccupying opposing defenses.
Will Bell be able to do a similar thing for a budding Sam Darnold at quarterback as well as a host of capable, young receivers like Enunwa, Anderson and Jamison Crowder?
"I think the sky is the limit," Anderson said. "I think he can do a lot and open things up for me and put up points, make multiple plays. He's one of the best, if not the best, at his position in the league and he's very versatile."
"[Bell] can play outside, inside, in the backfield, and that moves us into different spots as well," Enunwa added. "I think everybody at the receiver position is able to play multiple spots so we can put a running back out there, a tight end, and it makes it really hard on the defense."
The Jets certainly have the weapons. They've got a deep threat in Anderson, a red zone target in Enunwa, and a speedy slot option in Crowder. And the part is none of them are older than 27. Add Bell to the mix, and someone's bound to be open on almost every play.
It's a combination that has at least one Jets receiver thinking big.
"We're going to do our best to become as dynamic as possible," Enunwa said. "I think we've got a lot of players who are capable of being dynamic, it's just about putting it out there and executing."