As the NFL trade deadline continues to draw closer, more and more rumors are beginning to pop up. Whether it be about Seattle Seahawks’ star safety Earl Thomas or Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell, there are quite a few players that could be moved. Not only are there quite a few potential trade options, but there are also big names that could switch cities.
On the Bell front in Pittsburgh, there have been quite a few teams interested in acquiring the star running back. Pittsburgh likely doesn’t have much of a chance to keep him long-term, so trading him before they get nothing for him would be a good decision.
According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers are all interested in acquiring Le’Veon Bell from the Steelers.
Bell has sat for the first three weeks of the 2018 season due to not wanting to risk injury while in his current contract situation. It is expected that he could end up sitting out until Week 10.
Last season with the Steelers, Bell showed why he deserves a big pay raise. He carried the football 321 times for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns. In addition to those numbers, Bell caught 85 passes for 655 yards and two touchdowns.
Pittsburgh has gotten off to a very slow start without Bell. They could risk holding onto him until he is forced to come back and then seeing if they can get something done with him this offseason.
All of that being said, the three teams mentioned above would be very intriguing landing spots for the star back.