How does this deal get made?
Like I said earlier, the huge deal made by the former GM of the New York Jets is going to really hurt any chance that the Jets have of making this deal skew in their favor.
Similar to the Brock Osweiler deal from earlier in the decade, the Jets are likely going to have to do one of two things. They are either going to have to eat a lot of salary cap, or move on from Bell for next to nothing.
Do those two things sound familiar? If so, that is because the Titans have made two outstanding moves under Jon Robinson that fit both circumstances, but more on that later.
Right now, let’s look at what ESPN’s Cimini said about the potential trade:
"They can’t cut him because the cap hit is prohibitive ($19 million), and the only way to trade him is to pay a chunk of his salary. How much they pay would dictate how much return they get in a trade, but the best-case scenario is a fourth-round pick, one rival executive predicted."
So now that we know the best case scenario for compensation, let’s look at why the Titans would even make that move.