Las Vegas always has more insider knowledge of sports over regular fans and even some professional analysts. Here are the odds of potential landing spots for running back Le’Veon Bell via Oddsshark.
New York Jets
- Odds: +285
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 17th
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $194,267,317
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $95,598,224
The Jets are the current favorite to land Bell for a couple of reasons. They need an elite back to take some of the pressure off of quarterback Sam Darnold. They are also projected to have the 2nd most cap space in the league this offseason according to OverTheCap. However, the Jets would have a tough time winning games just like they are this season. That could be a turn off for Bell.
- Odds: +450
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 24th
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $195,499,125
- 2019 Pojected Cap Space $73,386,721
The Raiders need everything right now, and they’re looking like a roster that needs a complete revamp. Signing Bell would be a good move for Oakland, but not for Bell if he wants to win now.
- Odds: +285
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 22nd
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $179,246,509
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: ($14,149,128)
It’s known that Howie Roseman loves to makes moves, and this would be a huge one for the Eagles. They’re without both Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles from injuries, and Philadelphia needs running help. After what could be a failed playoff season for Philly, this would make them one of the favorites for the Super Bowl next season. However, the Eagles would need to make a lot of roster cuts as they’re projected to have the least cap room in 2019.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Odds: +650
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 29th
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $204,753,245
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $14,973,841
This one is tough to envision. Tampa Bay may be without a quarterback with the poor play of Jameis Winston, and their coach and general manager are both on the hot seat. Le’Veon Bell may not be a top priority for a ball club that could possibly explode for a rebuild.
- Odds: +900
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 27th
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $149,750,566
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $30,003,288
If Bell really feels he needs to get back at Pittsburgh, he would sign with Baltimore to play them twice a year. The Ravens also need rushing help, as they’re 16th in the league in yards rushing per game.
- Odds: +900
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 20th
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $152,057,420
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $118,591,341
The Colts have the most cap space, and Le’Veon Bell wants to get paid Todd Gurley type money. Financially, this is the best situation for Bell, but roster wise Indianapolis needs wide receiver and defensive help.
San Francisco 49ers
- Odds: +900
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 3rd
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $258,706,909
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $67,646,498
The 49ers found a gem in Matt Breida, who’s younger than Bell and still on his rookie deal that’s not finished until 2020. They also signed Jerick McKinnon to a 4-year, $30,000,000 deal before his injury finishing his 2018 season. It’ll be interesting to see what the Niners do with him in the offseason.
- Odds: +1200
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 15th
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $168,983,242
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $68,430,989
Current back Lamar Miller is on a 4-year, $26,000,000 deal that he signed with Houston in 2016, and he becomes a free agent in 2020. Miller’s a good runner, but Bell is simply on another level. This could be a huge move for Houston if they can come throguh. Imagine the scary sight of Bell lined up behind DeShaun Watson with DeAndre Hopkins on one side of the field and Demaryius Thomas on the other.
- Odds: +1600
- Current Overall Rushing Rank: 21st
- 2018 Team Cash Payroll: $180,285,884
- 2019 Projected Cap Space: $15,242,300
The odds for the Steelers pretty much say he’s not re-joining the club, which doesn’t come as much surprise. It seems Pittsburgh is very comfortable with James Conner as the work horse back.
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