Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets used some of the money they have after Anthony Barr spurned them to make a "final big offer" to Bell.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Barr's agreement with the Jets would have paid him between $14-15 million per year.
It's unclear if New York's final offer to Bell will result in the star running back agreeing to a deal with the team. Cryptic tweets from former NFL players Antonio Bryant and Akbar Gbajabiamila indicate Bell has made up his mind but hasn't made his decision public:
he Jets have long been rumored as a top landing spot for Bell. One source told B/R's Mike Freeman in November "it's a foregone conclusion" the 27-year-old will join Gang Green this offseason.
Bell sat out all of last season after refusing to sign his one-year franchise tender from the Pittsburgh Steelers. He led the NFL with 406 touches and had 1,946 yards from scrimmage in 2017.