2021 Pre-Season Rank #65, 2020 Pre-Season Rank #48.
This is what we wrote three years ago:
“After sitting out all of last year due to a contract dispute, Bell debuts for the Jets this year. If he has no rust in 2019, he is set to vault up this list especially if he stays near his current AV/G.”
This is what we wrote two years ago:
“Bell’s first year with the Jets saw him rush for only 789 Yards, and he was not the dominating force he was before. His AV/G plummeted from 0.9677 to 0.8442, and while that is still positioned above the MPA, it is bad. Bell can turn it around, but if he doesn’t, he has a “Hall of Very Good” entry looking at him instead.”
Oh boy. Bell may have flushed his Hall of Fame chances down the toilet with a 328 Yard campaign in 2020 where he asked to leave the Jets, landed in Kansas City, where he did little of note, except for trashing future Hall of Fame Coach, Andy Reid. He was lucky to get another chance in 2021 but was ineffective in eight combined Games with Baltimore and Tampa Bay. Bell was one of the best at one time, but the road looks closed, and we don't see him playing again. Too bad, as we love people who bet on themselves.