Le'Veon Bell has made his decision on where he will play in 2019.
The running back is expected to sign with the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bell tweeted this out shortly after news broke.
I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 13, 2019
Despite sitting out the entire 2018 season, Bell became one of the hottest free agents on the market in what's been a wild 2019 offseason. Among those interested were the Ravens and Raiders, but the Jets ultimately landed the three-time Pro Bowler.
Bell will earn approximately $13 million per year of this contract, totally $52.2 million over four years. The deal has a max value of $61 million and includes $35 million guaranteed, according to Schefter.
Bell dropped a mixtape at midnight, which many awaited with bated breath, hoping he would hide the announcement in the lyrics. One conspiracy theory proved true:
Gas on E... GASE pic.twitter.com/F1RxM5ptGv— Mike Abbondondolo (@MAbbs45) March 13, 2019
Drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bell became the fastest player in NFL history to hit 5,000 rushing yards and 2,500 receiving yards in his career. He also became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards in his first 20 games.
NBC Sports Washington's Lisa Redmond contributed to this story.
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