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18.12.2019 03:29
Le'Veon Bell made a big bet last year. Antworten

The ante? $14.54 million White Quincy Enunwa Jerseys , minus federal taxes, state taxes, and agent fees.The payoff? Still to be determined.The good news for Bell is that he’ll get a chance to finally pull the lever, watch the three wheels spin, and hope to see and hear a trio of 7s lock into place. The no-news-for-now is that no one knows what he’ll get.Soon (if not already), agent Adisa Bakari will gather general information regarding specific interested teams, and he possibly will hear what those teams may be willing to pay. Key factors will include signing bonus, full guarantee at signing, injury guarantee, payout in the first three years, and annual average.Skeptics will say that he’ll never make the $14.54 million that he sacrificed in 2018. Those same skeptics may not point out that Bell would have had to risk significant injury — and the low-level 2019 contract offer that would have gone along with it — to get that money. They also may fail to point out that the Steelers, given their peculiar rules regarding player contracts, didn’t offer Bell the kind of security to which a second franchise tag should have translated on a multi-year deal, given the starting point of $14.54 million.Bell is getting that security only by hitting the market, as a highly-talented tailback with plenty of tread still on the tires. Although it’s becoming fashionable to bash Bell’s abilities (especially in Pittsburgh), there’s no denying that he’s still one of the best running backs in the NFL. If not the very best.There’s also no denying that, on the first day of free agency, money gets spent for reasons other than football. It’s about winning press conferences, selling tickets, moving merchandising, purchasing relevance.The Jets Quincy Enunwa Jerseys 2019 , for example, need to better compete in their division and in their own stadium. The Giants have Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley. The Jets have Sam Darnold. The Jets need more.The Jets also have two years before Darnold becomes eligible for a new contract, giving the cash-and-cap-rich Jets plenty of reason to spend plenty of money on capable players who will help accelerate Darnold’s development.Whether it’s the Jets or someone else (the Raiders, Packers, Ravens, etc.), someone will throw football and non-football reasons into a vat, cook up an offer, and likely blow the lid off the market. That’s what transpires when great players get to the open market, something that rarely happens.It will happen on March 13, when Bell should easily become the highest-paid tailback in NFL history. Once the money rolls in, the time will come to assess whether rejecting Pittsburgh’s long-term and one-year offer in 2018 was worth it. NEW YORK (AP) — The sales pitch from the Jets to prospective head coaching candidates begins with Sam Darnold.Everything else is a distant second.Sure, being in the New York/New Jersey area is an obvious attraction, and Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson spun his own take on a classic line by saying earlier this week that if you succeed in the Big Apple, “you’re a freaking legend.”But it’s hard to even get close to that status without a franchise quarterback. A quick look through Jets history is all it takes to prove that. It’s Broadway Joe — and a 50-year wait for a Super Bowl return. And counting.Darnold, though, provides promise for frustrated fans that he might be The One. He’s a 21-year-old, redheaded symbol of hope in a smart, athletic and still-developing quarterback who has his sights firmly set on being great.That’s what will excite coaching candidates and free agents the most, with the fact the Jets and general manager Mike Maccagnan have about $100 million in salary cap space to play with this offseason and the No. 3 overall draft pick an added bonus.“Now we’re going to be able to build with Sam,” Johnson said White Ben Ijalana Jerseys , “build around Sam and with some great players we have on this team already.”The Jets’ brass was in Kansas City on Wednesday to kick off the team’s interviews, sitting down with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. New York is also expected to schedule meetings with the likes of former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Todd Monken, Dallas passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard, former Detroit and Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell and USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury.Whoever is hired as Todd Bowles’ replacement will report directly to Johnson and not Maccagnan, a structure the owner believes works. Maccagnan will have a major say in the hire, though, working closely with Johnson and VP of player development Brian Heimerdinger to find the coach who will attempt to end the team’s eight-year postseason drought.And, with Darnold leading the way.“The person doesn’t have to be an offensive- or defensive-minded coach, per se,” Maccagnan said. “But we definitely want to make sure they have a plan in place to develop our young quarterback in Sam Darnold.”Darnold had an up-and-down rookie season after being drafted with the No. 3 overall pick. He was the second quarterback selected, two spots after Baker Mayfield went to Cleveland — which is looking for a coach of its own and also has a potential face of the franchise as a major selling point.The final stats for Darnold are mediocre, at best: 2,865 yards, 57.7 percent completion rate, 17 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 77.6 quarterback rating in 13 games. But, it’s the way he finished that has the organization feeling so good.In the four games after returning from a foot injury that sidelined him for three contests, Darnold was 80 of 125 (64 percent) for 931 yards and six touchdowns with one INT. He showed clear improvement in his ability to see the field, read defenses Ben Ijalana Jerseys 2019 , be smart with the football and wasn’t as skittish behind an offensive line that struggled mightily early in the season.“I thought in the beginning of the year, I took a while to get comfortable and then once I got comfortable in the offense and how things were, I felt very confident when I was out there,” Darnold said. “Again, just going to keep growing and keep trying to make those strides and watch the tape. See how I can get better and move forward from there.”Darnold won’t have a direct role in the decision-making process, but hoped to chat with management to share his perspective on the situation. And, the Jets are planning to give him some preliminary face-time with the man who might be his coach.“Given the opportunity, I’d like the potential head coaches that come through here to have a chance to spend a little time with him just so they get a feel for Sam,” Maccagnan said. “I do think that’s actually one of the attractive parts of our job is that we have some good, young players. Again, we still have things we need to do and improve upon, but we have a lot of salary cap space. We have our draft picks and the idea of potentially working with a young quarterback like Sam is an attractive thing.”Darnold isn’t concerned about the potential changes that coincide with the arrival of a new coach. He can adapt, he insisted, and simply wants to win.“I’m confident that whatever offense is here and whoever the coordinator is, whether it’s the head coach or an offensive coordinator,” Darnold said, “I’m confident in my ability to be able to run an offense and lead that way.”The Jets’ final pick will be linked with Darnold moving forward — and maybe for many years. The young quarterback would like this to be the last coaching change of his NFL career.“You always want someone to come in here and provide stability and hopefully we can win a lot of games together,” Darnold said. “That’s always the goal.”

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