At the close of the 2019 season, Douglas said he would listen to any calls from rival teams interested in acquiring the running back. On Tuesday, Douglas expressed excitement about Bell's future in New York.
"There hasn't been talk as far as him going anywhere," Douglas said Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "We're excited about Le'Veon. Le'Veon's been a great teammate. I can't tell you how great he's been."
In Bell's first year as a Jet and first since sitting out the 2018 season due to a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he put up career-low numbers in carries (245), yards (789), and rushing touchdowns (3) in 15 games.
"I wouldn't say his play declined. His numbers probably aren't where he would want them to be," Douglas said in defense of his rusher. "I think we need to do a better job of opening holes for him. We need to put him in a good position to be as productive as he was in Pittsburgh."