Widely criticized for sitting out last season and overplaying his negotiating hand as he entered free agency, running back Le'Veon Bell claimed Thursday night he has no regrets, saying he landed "a beautiful deal" with the New York Jets.
The former Pittsburgh Steelers star signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract, including $25 million guaranteed at signing.
Who can say that if I played last year, you know, if I do go out and play last year on a one-year franchise tag, if I do get hurt, do I end up sitting in this position today, being with the New York Jets on a beautiful deal?"
He will make $14.5 million in the first year, including an $8 million signing bonus.
Bell laughed off a comment he made last year to TMZ, the one about how he wouldn't take a $100 million to play for the Jets.