Le'Veon Bell
Le’Veon Bell doesn’t want the Jets to hold back on his potential workload. Bell better bring it after sitting out the 2018 season. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

It looks like Le’Veon Bell is ready to play some football. After sitting out the entire 2018 season, Bell is ready for a full workload again. 20 carries? 30 carries? 50 carries? Doesn’t matter. Bell wants the work. That has to be a breath of fresh air for the Jets.

“Don’t hold back,” Bell told coach Adam Gase, the playcaller.

“I can carry 50 [times] if you ask me,” Bell said Wednesday after practice. “When I say, ‘Don’t hold back,’ I mean literally that. I don’t want to go out there and try to sprinkle me in or anything like that. I’m ready to play football.

“I’ve been waiting a long time for this moment. A lot of people are excited to see me play. Quadruple that, and that’s how I feel.”

I’m not high on Le’Veon Bell. I think there’s a chance he was a product of the Steelers system. Mike Tomlin has a great track record of developing draft picks. Remember, Bell was a big back at Michigan State and really slimmed down to fit what the Steelers do. We have no idea what kind of shape Bell truly is in. He hasn’t played football so how would we know?

I also don’t love the words that come out of this guy’s mouth. He has some Antonio Brown to him. Makes sense given they played for the same team.

“I’m not trying to prove anybody wrong,” said Bell, who signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets. “I’m not trying to prove the Steelers wrong. Everybody is trying to format me with the Steelers. I’m not talking about the Steelers anymore. I’m done talking about the Steelers. I want to worry about the Bills, and I want to worry about the Jets. That’s it.

He doesn’t even make any sense. He doesn’t want to prove anybody wrong but he also wants to prove the Steelers wrong? The mind is a powerful thing to waste, man. I can see why he and Antonio Brown would be tight.

I really hope Bell brings it. If he hinders Sam Darnold’s development at all, I’m going to lose it. I really hope he proves me wrong. Better live up to that contract, Le’Veon.