One look at Le'Veon Bells stats and it's easy to understand the Jets' excitement in landing the running back. At four years and $52.5 million, it could prove to be a steal for a squad trying to chase down the ever-elusive Patriots. Just how stellar are the running back's numbers during his pro and college career? Let's take a look.
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Bell touched the ball an incredible 406 times in 2017 with 321 coming on the ground and 85 through the air.
In 12 appearances during the 2016 campaign, the RB averaged 105.7 yards per game on the ground.
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Bell was so lethal through the air in 2014 that he racked up 83 catches for 854 receiving yards.
Why should Jets' fanatics feel confident their new star running back is fresh and ready to go for the 2019 season?
Because Bell appeared in a total of zero games last year while holding out in Pittsburgh.
In November of 2012 versus Minnesota, Bell ripped through the Golden Gophers defense for a career-high 266 rushing yards.
It marked his third, 200-plus-yard rushing game that season after putting up 252 against Eastern Michigan and 210 versus Boise State.
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