Why would the New York Jets agree to terms with a 37-year-old running back yesterday?
To let the far younger 28-year-old running back know that they were so disappointed with his first year with the team that they are outsourcing some of his carries.
Okay I’ll name names.
The Jets signed veteran running back Frank Gore—who turns 37 on next week on the 14th—in a move that figures to reduce Bell's role.
So now the back field will consist of Gore, who is the third-leading rusher in NFL history, and Bell, who Jets head coach Adam Gase feels is the most overpaid running back in NFL history.
Bell signed is in the second year of a four-year deal that pays him $52.5-million, and it showed last season. Because played like a running back who was carrying around giant bags of money while he was playing averaging a career low 3.2 yards per carry.
Which is probably why Gase chose to reunite with Gore who he coached with the 2018 Miami Dolphins as well as the 2008 San Francisco 49ers—when Gase was a low-level assistant.
Gore hardly is a young back, but he has impressed Gase with his work ethic and professionalism. "Unbelievable" was how Gase described Gore's longevity before the Jets faced him last season.
Seems like he wants that kinds of effort out of the younger Bell and signing a player like Gore literally points to the heart of the matter literally.