The Jets could really use Le'Veon Bell next season, and it appears the superstar running back who's set to become a free agent "likes" the idea that he could be "the Jamal Adams on offense" for Gang Green.
The flattering comment came from Steve McLendon, his former Steelers teammate and current Jet.
"If you get him here, I know one thing about him… when he steps foot in this building, you're going to get 100 percent from the guy," the defensive tackle told Manish Mehta of the Daily News. "If anybody gets them on their team, they're going to get a hell of a player. Just know that he's going to bring the best out of so many people. Just imagine: He'd be the Jamal Adams on offense. Loud. Energetic. Confident… And he's going to make plays."
The quote was shared by a Jets fan Instagram account, and Bell liked the post on Wednesday.
So, does this mean his wearing green is more likely next season?
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano wrote last month that the Jets have to do whatever it takes to sign Bell, making it their No. 1 priority when free agency opens in March so they have a chance to contend for the playoffs.
The 26-year-old, who decided to sit out the season instead of play for Pittsburgh under his $14.54 million franchise tag, will be the best offensive player on the market. He rightly could command at least a four-year, $60 million deal with $50 million or more guaranteed, but Gang Green is projected to have more than $100 million in salary-cap space. And with Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold finishing the season strong, it makes New York even more of a destination.