The Bell Drama Continues
#HereWeGo Unsigned Pittsburgh Steelers disgruntled running back, Le’Veon Bell is reportedly contemplating not returning to the tean before the franchise tag deadline on November 13, according to The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly.
“GOD”..I hope this to be true. Because I’m sick and tired of hearing and reporting about Bell..it is beyond belief.
Word is Bell’s camp is considering skipping the entire 2018 season as “newly learned information from the collective bargaining agreement” reveals he can be considered a third-year franchise player in 2019 (instead of a second) even if he doesn’t report this year.
Long story short..he doesn’t sign he will most definitely be released come this off-season.
Under the third-year franchise tag, Bell’s one-year guaranteed contract would be in the range of $25 million – a number that would almost certainly prevent the Steelers from applying the tag to the running back for a third straight year.
Fact is Bell doesn’t need to report to the Steelers this year in order to hit free agency in 2019, as the 26-year-old has already accrued enough seasons. But will any team be willing to pay for a self centered, prima donna like him? Only teams with no chances of making the playoffs. Let alone win a Super Bowl.
Truth is, I wouldn’t want him back this season to disrupt the team chemistry..or any season, because he has proven time and time again that he is not about team. Good riddance to Bell.