Le’Veon Bell wanted to reset the NFL running back market. In his mind, he wasn’t only a back; he was a wide receiver as well.
While that sentiment is true in reality, it failed to click on the open market, much to the New York Jets‘ benefit.
Take the wheel-route as evidence A.
Bell can run any route, even as a wide receiver. But when critical third downs come, he’s lethal against linebackers and safeties. It’s evident just how maddening it is to cover the guy out of the backfield on wheel situations.
Both come against Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots.