Le'Veon Bell Odds: Jets, Raiders Betting Favorites for RB's Next Team

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) plays in an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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Le'Veon Bell won't report to the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, which means fans from all other teams can dream about potentially seeing the All-Pro running back on their teams. 

OddsShark provided odds for the top destinations for Bell next season, beginning with the New York Jets:

OddsShark @OddsShark

Updated odds on which team Le'Veon Bell will be on for Game 1 of the 2019 regular season (@betonline_ag): NYJ +300 OAK +500 TB +700 PHI +700 GB +750 SF +900 IND +900 BAL +900 HOU +1200 SEA +1600 PIT +1600 NE +3300

Bell had until Tuesday to return to the Steelers and play in 2018, but the team announced he didn't show up by the 4 p.m. ET deadline.

While he could still technically still sign a new deal with Pittsburgh, the odds are low that either side will want to go through this drama again. The Steelers are listed at 16-1, although even that seems high.

Meanwhile, the Jets could make sense based on need at running back and the interest in taking pressure off quarterback Sam Darnold. Bell can pick up chunks of yards on his own, creating balance in the offense while making the rookie look even better.

Similarly, the Oakland Raiders will simply need any sort of offensive talent after a rough start to the season.

Still, the Philadelphia Eagles might be the most intriguing name on the list. There is enough talent on the roster to contend for another Super Bowl, but the lack of a run game this season will likely hold the team back. Adding Bell could be the difference in winning a championship in 2019.