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Bell, apparently unhappy with his role in coach Adam Gase’s offense, has $6 million remaining on his 2020 salary — fully guaranteed. That will make it difficult to move him before the Nov. 3 trade deadline, but both sides appear motivated to end the marriage.
The Jets’ desire to trade Bell was first reported by the New York Daily News.
Bell has disappointed since signing a four-year, $52.5 million contract last year, as he has averaged only 3.3 yards per carry with the Jets — 51st out of 53 qualifying runners in the NFL during that span.
After Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Bell refused to speak with the media but “liked” several tweets that suggested he should be traded because Gase has misused him. On Monday, Gase made it clear he didn’t appreciate Bell’s method of communication.
“I hate that that’s the route we go with all this instead of just talking about it, but it seems that’s the way guys want to do it nowadays,”