Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
As the Jets prepare for their first season without veteran safety Jim Leonhard, newly-signed Yeremiah Bell will pay a major role in being a veteran presence in the Jets' secondary.
While he may not be the most dynamic playmaker and does not have ideal coverage skills, Bell is the perfect replacement for a guy like Jim Leonhard. A physical, sure tackler (he led the Dolphins in tackles last year) with the intelligence to pick up Ryan's defense in a hurry, Bell could be an upgrade over Leonhard.
Most importantly, Bell is a high character guy that whose leadership skills will be needed in a Jets' locker room that is undergoing a lot of change.
With a change of scenery, even at age 34, Bell could have a late-career rebirth in New York.