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Le'Veon Bell

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Jets, RB Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#48 overall), 2013 College: Michigan State Agent(s): Adisa Bakari (Dow Lohnes)

Injured Reserve (Hamstring)

Bell will miss at least a few weeks.

 

Jets – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Le'Veon Bell signed a 4 year, $52,500,000 contract with the New York Jets, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $27,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,125,000. In 2020, Bell will earn a base salary of $8,500,000 and a roster bonus of $4,968,750, while carrying a cap hit of $15,468,750 and a dead cap value of $17,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $52,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $13,125,000
    Total Guarantees $27,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $27,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $4,468,750 $500,000 $8,968,750 $25,000,000 $14,968,750($14,968,750)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $25,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-16,031,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $16,500,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-7,531,250 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-10,031,250 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2020 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,531,250
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $8,500,000 $2,000,000 $4,968,750 - $15,468,750 $17,000,000 $13,468,750($28,437,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $17,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,531,250 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $10,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,968,750 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,468,750 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $8,968,750

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $28,437,500; $4,000,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 29 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,500,000 - $13,500,000 $4,000,000 $11,500,000($39,937,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,500,000
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $9,500,000 $2,000,000 $3,500,000 - $15,000,000 $2,000,000 $13,000,000($52,937,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $13,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $13,000,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $27M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary +2020 salary + 2019 roster bonus + 2020 roster bonus)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $4M (guaranteed, $3M paid 4/30/2019, $1M paid 10/15/2019)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $4.5M (guaranteed, $2M due 3/31/20, $2.5M due 10/15/20)
    • 2021 Reporting Bonus: $3M (training camp)
    • 2022 Reporting Bonus: $3M (training camp)
    • Annual Per Game Active Bonus: $31,250, ($500,000, 15 LTBE in 2019)
    • 1800 Yards from Scrimmage: $500,000
      2,000 Yards from Scrimmage: $500,000
      + Playoffs: extra $500,000
    • $550,000 Annual Escalator
      2,000 yards from scrimmage, AP Offensive POY, AP MVP
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2018Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $14,544,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,544,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2017-2017Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,120,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,120,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2013-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,120,600
    Signing Bonus $1,376,800
    Average Salary $1,030,150
    Total Guarantees $2,276,800
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,276,800
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $1,336,305 - - - - - $1,741,305
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $495,000 - $97,300 - - - - $592,300
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $687,882 - - - - - $43,560 $731,442
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $853,147 - - - - - - $853,147
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,120,000 - - - - - - $12,120,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $8,000,000 $4,468,750 - - - $500,000 $14,968,750
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - $4,968,750 - - - - $13,468,750
    7 seasons $25,061,029 $9,336,305 $9,534,800 - - - $543,560 $44,475,694
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - $3,500,000 - - - - $11,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - $3,500,000 - - - - $13,000,000
    $42,561,029 $9,336,305 $16,534,800 - - - $543,560 $68,975,694
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,561,029 $1,336,305 $97,300 - - - - $16,038,194
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 $8,000,000 $9,437,500 - - - - $28,437,500
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/20/2017, $12,154

      Excessive Celebration (punching the goalpost) against Kansas City (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 12/02/2016, $12,154

      Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis (IND)


    • Player contract details by year 04/09/2016, 2 games, $154,247

      Substance Abuse


    • TOTAL: $178,555

  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2019Signed a 4 year $52.5 million contract with New York (NYJ)
    Nov 13 2018Refused to sign the franchise tag, forfeiting $14.544M for the 2018 season
    Mar 6 2018Offered a 1 year $14.544 million franchise tag by Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Oct 20 2017Fined $12,154 Excessive Celebration (punching the goalpost) against Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 27 2017Signed a 1 year $12.12M exclusive franchise tag by Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Dec 2 2016Fined $12,154 Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis (IND)
    Sep 2 2016Suspended 2 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, forfeiting $154,247 in 2016 salary/bonus with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Jun 3 2013Signed a 4 year $4.12 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 26 2013Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 2 (#48 overall)
    Apr 26 2013Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 2 (#48 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Le'Veon Bell ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 NYJ 1 1 1 32 57.1 6 14 2.3 0 2 32 0 0 4.6
    2019 NYJ 15 15 15 798 77.1 245 789 3.2 3 66 461 1 1 149
    2017 PIT 15 15 15 945 85.3 321 1291 4 9 85 655 2 3 256.6
    2016 PIT 12 12 12 781 72.1 261 1268 4.9 7 75 616 2 4 242.4
    2015 PIT 6 6 6 301 28.0 113 556 4.9 3 24 136 0 0 87.2
    2014 PIT 16 16 16 929 83.5 290 1361 4.7 8 83 854 3 0 287.5
    2013 PIT 13 13 13 677 64.4 244 860 3.5 8 45 399 0 1 171.9
    Totals 78 78 78 4,463 - 1,480 6,139 4.1 38 380 3,153 8 9 1,199.20