The Jets tailback exchanged a series of tweets with Adams following Saturday's trade. The deal comes after a monthslong attempt to get out of New York only a year after Adams recruited Bell to the city.
Bell's biggest takeaway from the deal is simple: motivation to prove Adams wrong for leaving.
Adams responded later on Saturday by pointing to the Jets' schedule and Bell wasn't having it.
Le'Veon Bell @LeVeonBell
“noted” what?! lol that you LIED? PLEASEE TRUST that it IS “noted” then..& if I’m supposed to take “see you in week 14” as a threat...I don’t! but it’s still allll love and like I told you ON THE PHONE I want the best for you..if this is the best for you, I want it for you bro 🙌🏾 https://t.co/yyNGH5XAb3
Back when Bell was in the midst of a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018, Adams was vocal about teaming up with the two-time first-team All-Pro. Once free agency opened up, Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets.
Even as recently as early this month, Bell believed Adams would remain a Jet,
"I think he wants to be [here], I just think he wants to get paid," Bell told Hot 97 radio (h/t ESPN's Rich Cimini) on July 10. "I think he's in the same situation I was three years ago. He's a young player. He's been at the top of the game, playing at a high level and feels like, 'Dang, I just want to get compensated.'"
Instead, Adams successfully forced his way off of the team he helped convince Bell to join.