The Jets became a news hub on Wednesday, as multiple stories surfaced from the firing of GM Mike Maccagnan to CEO Christopher Johnson explaining why he made that call after allowing Maccagnan to make the team's offseason moves.
But there was also the report that new head coach Adam Gase and Maccagnan were at a disagreement with the signing of Le'Veon Bell. While it was viewed by many that the Jets got a good deal with a four-year, $52.5 million deal with $27 million guaranteed, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Gase didn't like that amount of money for the versatile back.
In fact, Gase didn't want that type of money going to any running back to begin with. He also isn't a fan for the massive five-year, $85 million deal CJ Mosley received from Gang Green, either. His $51 million guaranteed is the largest amount ever for a linebacker.
Well, Bell caught wind of the reports, and gave his two cents on Twitter as the dust settled. He noted how he is "used to" false reports coming about involving him, but he isn't jumping to any conclusions about this one.
Even if reports are true, that won't stop me from doing what I came here to do...everyone has a job to do, and I'm gonna do mine whether peopIe "like" me or not. I'm here to win football games.- Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 16, 2019
This is a good statement to see from Bell, who sat out all of last year due to contract disputes with the Steelers. However, this isn't a good look for the Jets.
Bell may not be looking into it much, but multiple reports saying your new head coach didn't want to see your contract go to isn't the best feeling for a player. It isn't the picture the Jets want to paint, especially considering the offense's success will lean heavily on Bell.
For now, the 27-year-old will continue to train for the upcoming season, and keep his mind focused on winning. Not the tabloids.