The New York Jets held onto Le'Veon Bell past this week's trade deadline, but the running back says talks were intensive.
Bell says the Jets received trade interest from four teams.
"I found out through my agent he had talked to the Jets and there were teams like Houston, the Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs and, surprisingly, the Steelers were all in the mix in trying to trade for me," Bell said. "The Jets were really asking for a high price and a lot for me. On top of that, my actual contract was kind of tough for teams to deal with, which is understandable. Not too many teams want to pay that high of a price for a running back."
The Jets signed Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million contract in the offseason.