The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly considered making a trade for Bell when the Jets put him on the block last season. In an interview on Uninterupted, Bell said his agent told him there were a few teams showing interest and one of those teams happened to be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I found out through my agent he had talked to the Jets and there were teams like Houston, the Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs and, surprisingly, the Steelers were all in the mix in trying to trade for me,” Bell explained. “The Jets were really asking for a high price and a lot for me. On top of that, my actual contract was kind of tough for teams to deal with, which is understandable. Not too many teams want to pay that high of a price for a running back.”
Well, now the running back is out. He is a free man. Any team can sign him, but the question is do the Steelers want him back?
Well if they really did call for him, why wouldn’t they at least consider having him back? I mean the reason he held out was he wanted to be paid. He wanted to prove he was worth millions, so the Steelers let him go. That did not work out too well. Yes, Bell got paid but the relationship did not last.
Le’Veon Bell on the Steelers with Big Ben were trouble, and if the Steelers can somehow get him back on a one year deal, they would be striking paydirt.
The Steelers are undefeated right now and adding a player like Bell could push them over the top. They are super hard to stop and Big Ben loves to check it down. One thing is for sure, Le’Veon Bell would get a hell of a lot more touches than he did with the New York Jets.
Good teams know how to play good players, and this makes too much sense.