Today is the official start of the 2019-20 NFL new year which marks the first day of unrestricted free agents can official sign at 4 p.m. ET. At midnight, former Pittsburgh Steelers and 3x Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell drops a mixtape called “Life’s a Gamble” and then signed a contract with the New York Jets.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the deal was four-year, $52.5 million contract, which includes $35 million guaranteed, with a maximum value of close to $61 million, including incentives.
The whole argument of Bell holding out made sense because he did not want to jeopardize his career longevity in order to play for an organization that he clearly did not feel like they valued him.
Regardless if you agree with Bell’s decision of holding out; we all could agree that this was a major power move for the Jets. Bell, will immediately drastically improve the Jets offense under first year HC Adam Gase. He also should most importantly elevate Sam Darnold’s progression relieving a lot of the pressure off him in he run game, pass protection, and heavy-usage in the check-down receiving game.
Bell ultimately lost some money along the process, but he was able to prove to his doubters that his talent was enough to earn the bag. Now, it’s time to speak upon the the more surprising news with Bell… his Rap Career.
Le’Veon Bell dropped a mixtape at midnight and it was pure comedy to see the reactions’ of NFL writers. For readers that are just waking up right now to this news, just trying to wrap your mind that Bell is now playing for the Jets… the mixtape drop was the best part.
So Bell drops his mixtape Life’s a Gamble at midnight, every single NFL writer starts immediately freaking out about it. The thought of having to possibly analyze the lyrics to 12 rap-songs for 35-min had writers scratching theirs heading why they go into this business.
Life’s a Gamble Mixtape Review:
Le’Veon Bell is an unbelievable football player and one of the top RB’s in the NFL and he should stick to that. His career in the NFL has a very-bright future with the Jets, but his rap career is a completely different story.
I respect Bell’s legendary troll game for getting NFL writers to listen to his mixtape at midnight searching for answers. It’s definitely not the worst thing I’ve ever heard, but it’s definitely not the career he should seriously consider pursue much further. But like I said I hope it was just for trolling because then he already won free agency.
As Le’Veon Bell would say in his No. 4 song titled ‘Free At Last’: