Bell has worked his way back from the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 1.
Jets HC Adam Gase said he thinks Bell feels much better now that he’s had the time to get right.
“I think he can be pretty effective,” Gase said of Bell. “He did a good job of getting healthy and then staying in good shape. [He] did a good job making sure that he maintained where his weight was. … I think he feels even better now than he did when we kind of hit that first game.”
Bell, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Steelers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4,120,600 rookie contract, but Pittsburgh used their franchise tag on him.
The Steelers decided to franchise Bell for the second straight year, but he elected to hold out the entire 2018 season and set himself up for free agency in 2019. The Jets later signed Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million contract worth up to $61 million and including $35 million guaranteed.
In 2020, Bell has appeared in one game for the Jets and rushed six times for 14 yards while catching two passes for 32 yards and no touchdowns.