WATCH: Le'Veon Bell Scores First Touchdown With Jets

Running Back Reaches End Zone In Gang Green Debut

Alec Gearty
September 08, 2019 - 3:23 pm

Le'Veon Bell counted the days since he last played a game in the NFL. 

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"19 months. 86 weeks. 602 days," Bell posted on social media, as he prepared himself for his Jets debut. Bell didn't have to wait much longer before he saw his first touchdown as a member of Gang Green, converting on a nine-yard pass from Sam Darnold, in the Jets' 17-16 loss on Sunday.

Darnold found Bell open with seven minutes left in the third quarter for the offense's first touchdown of the game. Bell scampered into the end zone and leapt into the air, celebrating the touchdown most Jets fans have been waiting for since the offseason. 

Bell capped off the play by catching Darnold's two-point conversion attempt as the Jets opted not to kick the extra point

Bell entered MetLife Stadium, proclaiming that he's "back" after he sat out of the entire 2018 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal to lead the Jets' backfield. He's already proving to be the team's workhorse in the running game. 

The 27-year-old carried the ball 17 times for 60 yards in the loss. He also tallied 32 yards on six catches catches. Bell had seven career touchdown receptions with the Steelers. But he's well on his way to pass that mark in New York.