Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has not played at all during the 2018 campaign as a result of a contract dispute with his team, but that won’t change the fact that he will be one of the NFL’s most highly-coveted free agents this offseason.
While plenty of clubs will be interested in Bell’s services, Bleacher Report writer Megan Armstrong feels that the Indianapolis Colts will win the sweepstakes for the halfback.
Back in November, Bell commented on an Instagram post made by the NFL’s official account in which it was making note of Andrew Luck’s performance at the time, with Bell writing, “Just imagine.”
That would be something.
Imagine a tandem of Luck and Bell? If the Colts had Bell this year, they probably would have already clinched a playoff berth rather than be fighting for a postseason spot during the final week of the season.
Bell was due to make $14.5 million with his franchise tag this year, but he elected to sit out.
Last season, the 26-year-old rushed for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns while hauling in 85 receptions for 655 yards and two scores en route to making the Pro Bowl.
The Reynoldsburg, Oh. native, who played his collegiate football at Michigan State University, was originally selected by the Steelers in the second round (48th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Since then, Bell has made three Pro Bowls and has earned First-Team All-Pro honors twice, with his best year coming in 2014 when he racked up 1,361 yards while reaching the end zone eight times. He also snared 83 balls for 854 yards and three touchdowns in the passing game.