If the goal was to obtain the most amount of money in exchange for the least amount of football, then certainly Le’Veon Bell scored big.
When he was released Tuesday by the Jets — the organization declaring it was “in the interest of both parties” — he had received $28,031,250 in exchange for 17 games, 264 carries, 69 receptions, four touchdowns and 1,363 net yards gained.
You may divide any of those football statistics into his exorbitant paycheck and get a staggering quotient. For instance: $20,565.84 per yard. That 2-yard run on the Jets’ second play from scrimmage in Sunday’s ludicrous 30-10 loss to the Cardinals’? That was $41,131.69 right there.
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If the goal was to be a successful professional football player and maximize his earning potential as well as his athletic accomplishments, however, no one should pretend Bell did