Le'Veon Bell tweeted at a handful of fellow soon-to-be NFL free agents -- and one who already is -- on Wednesday, and it didn't take long for someone to invoke the Warriors.
Specifically, Bell hit up free-agent safeties Landon Collins, Tyrann Mathieu, Earl Thomas and Eric Weddle.
New York Jets safety Jamal Adams then replied to the Pittsburgh Steelers running back (for now), and joked that Bell was trying to emulate Golden State.
Man this isn’t the NBA!! You trynna create a Golden state squad in the NFL!!😂😭 https://t.co/qfVeJDM7MH— Jamal Adams (@Prez) March 6, 2019
Bell, of course, embraced the comparison.
so youu wouldn’t rock with it if a few of us slid there??! 👀😂😅 https://t.co/zs2QgJxYVO— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 6, 2019
Adams quote-tweeted Bell with the requisite eyes emoji, so you know he's down for the Jets getting their own version of the "Hamptons Five." But, the cross-sport comparison falls a bit flat here.
Although the Hamptons are located much closer to the Jets' home turf than the Warriors' home court, this collection of free agents wouldn't necessarily comprise a super team. There's a lot of positional redundancy, as Collins, Mathieu, Thomas, Weddle and Adams himself all are safeties themselves. Sure, they could each conceivably play different positions in the defensive backfield, but it'd be kind of like the Warriors signing Kevin Durant plus two more starting small forwards in the summer of 2016.
Then again, if one franchise is going to bring that level of ... uh, innovation ... to the NFL, it would be the New York Jets.
Could Bell find himself very close to the home of the actual "Hamptons Five," at least for one season? Although Adams' Jets are the rumored favorites, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller identified the Raiders as "the team to watch" to secure the star running back's signature.
Oh, and did we mention the Silver and Black could use some safety help?