Oh boy, here we go.
The New York Jets' schedule was released earlier today, and among their matchups is a Week 16 clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers. New Jets running back Le'Veon Bell looks like he's fired up to play against his former team based on his recent Twitter activity.
Jets Steelers, Sunday December 22nd. I got a feeling something miiight be a little different this time around... pic.twitter.com/TPYolo7jtu— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) April 18, 2019
The Steelers' all-consuming offseason drama has been well-documented, and I'm sure Bell cannot wait to show his former team just what they're missing. Bell signed a huge five-year deal with the Jets this winter after holding out the entire 2018-19 NFL campaign after refusing to play under the franchise tag.
Though James Connor and Jaylen Samuels filled in well in the backfield during Bell's absence, it's impossible to replace a talent of his caliber straight away. The Steelers would end up missing the playoffs as drama took over their locker room, and all those feelings could come rushing back as Dec. 22 draws nearer.
Here’s the #Jets entire 2019 schedule:— New York Jet Fuel (@NewYorkJetFuel) April 17, 2019
vs. Browns (MNF)
vs. Patriots (MNF)
at Ravens (TNF)
Bell now finds himself on an up-and-coming football team with high hopes for the future. As a prolific pass-catcher out of the backfield, he's certain to aid in the development of rising second-year QB Sam Darnold in more ways than one.
Grab your popcorn early. This game is going to be a show.